Tierra Santa

Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Perhaps the most beautiful of Ethiopia’s monolithic churches is Bet Giyorgis, with its roof is cut into the shape of a square cross. Visitors enter the church via stairs that deepen into trenches through the volcanic rock that leads to the base of the church and its entrance.

Eight hundred years ago the King Lalibela had a divine vision to carve a new…

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