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Igreja Saint George, Etiópia Rochas vulcânicas foram utilizadas na construção da Igreja Saint George, que foi considerada um patrimônio mundial pela UNESCO

Ancient Bed Rock Church of St. George located in Lalibela. The church is carved from solid rock in the shape of a cross. It is known as the Eighth Wonder of the World. How it was built is still a mystery. It's not the Holy Land, but some peopl

Bete Medhane Alem, Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela The churches of Lalibela, located in Ethiopia, are huge monolithic structures carved out of the ground rather than being built. Yes, you heard that right - they were cut out of hard bedrock.

There are some truly amazing things that have been found throughout the years on earth, from ancient cities that redefine what we know about history, to objects that remain a huge mystery. Here are 12 of the most incredible things archaeologists have found.

The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. Archaeologists claim the pharaoh known as Hatshepsut sanctioned its construction

Bet Giyorgis church in Lalibla, Ethiopia (photo by George Steinmetz)

Church of Saint George (Bete Giyorgis) Lalibela

Ethiopian church

Africa, Lalibela, Ethiopia’s rock-hews church

Axum Stelae - Axum Ethiopia

The impressive stelae of Axum, raised over two thousand years ago. Axum is also the home the Ark of the Covenant.

Trench surrounding the rock-hewn church Bet Maryam, Lalibela, Ethiopia --[labeled as one of the 'Eight wonder of the World]

Photos and pictures of: Boy sitting in the trench surrounding the rock-hewn church Bet Maryam, Lalibela, Ethiopia - The Africa Image Library

Aksum, Ethiopia

In a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia, some 645 km from Addis Ababa, eleven medieval monolithic churches were carved out of rock. Their building is attributed to King Lalibela who set out to construct in the century a ‘New Jerusalem’,

Ethiopia north churches

00.0e Lalibela. Ethiopia. Church of St George

Another church in lalibela Ethiopia, cut out of rock from the top down.

Church of Bet Medhane Alem (House of the Redeemer of the World), Lalibela, Ethiopia | Flickr - Photo Sharing! cc

Church of Bet Medhane Alem (House of the Redeemer of the World), Lalibela, Ethiopia | Flickr - Photo Sharing! cc

Carved from a solid rock the Churches of Lalibela (Ethiopia) are richley decorated with swastika like crosses,the star of david and scenes from the old testament, Jesus representing the sun.

George Church carved from solid rock in the shape of a cross and referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World", located in Lalibela, one of Ethiopia's holiest cities. The stone churches are said to have been built by "angels".

Bieta Giyorgis. Lalibela, Ethiopia (One of 12 churches in the town where churches were hewed out of solid stone more than 800 years ago.)

awjila: Lalibela Church, Ethiopia The town of...

Lalibela Church, Ethiopia The town of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia is renowned for 12 Christian churches that were hewed out of solid stone some 800 years ago. The most stunning is Bieta Giyorgis, shown here, a massive monolith 40 feet meters) tall,

lalibela, Ethiopia---carved out of solid stone as a re-building of Jerusalem  Bete Medhane Alem Bedrock Church, Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa by Boonlong1, via Flickr

lalibela, Ethiopia---carved out of solid stone as a re-building of Jerusalem Bete Medhane Alem Bedrock Church, Lalibela, Ethiopia, Africa by Boonlong1, via Flickr

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