TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Highet, Juliet
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
New African;Jul2013, Issue 530, p86
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
89175003

 

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