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Church of Saint George, Lalibela

One of eleven rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Church of Saint George (Amharic: Bete Giyorgis) is one of eleven rock-hewn monolithic churches in Lalibela, a town in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Originally named Roha (Warwar), the historical and religious site was named Lalibela after the King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela of the Zagwe dynasty, who commissioned its construction. He is regarded as a saint by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

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Church of Saint George
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Church of St. George, rock-hewn in the shape of a cross
Church of Saint George is located in Ethiopia
Church of Saint George
Church of Saint George
Location within Ethiopia
12°01′54″N 39°02′28″E
LocationLalibela, North Wollo Zone, Amhara Region
DenominationEthiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Architectural typeMonolithic church