Lalibela, Ethiopia's 'New Jerusalem', is in mortal danger

Highet, Juliet
July 2013
New African;Jul2013, Issue 530, p86
The article focuses on Lalibela, Ethiopia which was nominated as the World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It mentions that it was declared as a site due to three criterion including three types of churches, the fact that King Lalibela built his capital as a New Jerusalem after conquests of Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land by Muslims and church ensemble. It informs about the degradation of church building due to rain erosion.


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