Lalibela – The Holy City of Ethiopia


Built from the mind of an Emperor whose very birth was spoken of as a miraculous event, Lalibela is a place of ancient wonder and spiritual discovery. In the beginning the town was known as Roha, eventually gleaming its name from its noteworthy ruler, Saint Gebre Mesqel Lalibela. From birth, Saint Gebre made an impact, with his mother telling all who would listen of the swarm of bees that surrounded him as baby. An event that she, and so many others, took as a sign of his future reign of Emperor of Ethiopia.

A building in the ground known as Lalibela

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