An Ethiopian Lalibela became famous thanks to the wonderful underground churches. According to the historical data, this city was established in the 12th century. Its golden age was at the reign of the emperor Lalibela. In honor of whom the city has been named for about 800 years. At the disposal if this ruler, the building of underground churches had begun. The building had finished only in the 13th century.
On this territory were found eleven Christian churches that were built by human force. Huge temples were sculpted from the soft volcanic tuff. This area is very rich with this building material. The underground churches adore with its dimensions. The biggest is the Christ the Savior Cathedral. Its length is 33,7 meters and 23,7 meters width.
Notwithstanding that fact that these underground buildings couldn’t be called a city in a direct meaning, this place was full of life. Workers were sculpted domes and walls for future churches just about twenty-four hours. During the researching works there were found a lot of outstanding artefacts. One of them were various ritual tools that were used during the church service. Every church has its own peculiarities. During the walk tourists will hear a lot of wonderful stories. Next - Underground Orvieto
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