Churches of Lalibela
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Architect unknown
Location Lalibela, Ethiopia   map
Date circa 1250   timeline
Building Type churches
 Construction System rock-hewn, carved stone
Style Medieval Ethiopian
Notes A UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Discussion Churches of Lalibela Commentary

"In a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia, the eleven medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century "New Jerusalem" were carved out of rock near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. "


Sources on Churches of Lalibela

Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. London: The Butterworth Group, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. LC 86-31761. NA200.F63 1987. perspecitve drawing, Giorgis Church, p365. discussion, p364. — The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Churches of Lalibela


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