Churches of Lalibela




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Country:
Ethiopia


Place:
Lalibela


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Traces of ancient advanced engineering-skills, Traces of ancient advanced technology


Description:

The Churches of Lalibela are eleven monolithic churches in Ethiopia which are cut directly from the bedrock. The construction is attributed to the 12th century ethiopian King Lalibela form the Zagwe-Dynastie who wanted to create a “New-Jerusalem”. The constructions are some of the largest monolithic structures around the world. The church “Medhani Alem” has an astonishing height of 33 meter and is considered the largest monolithic church in the world.
Legends tell that humans and “angels” co-constructed the churches. But what building-techniques were used and who were these strange beings that are called “angels” in the legends.




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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalibela, https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/18/


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