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The church of Yemrehanna Kristos is one of Ethiopia's best-preserved late Axumite churches, and is named for a twelfth-century Zagwe priest-king and saint. The church is located inside a large natural cavern on a hill in northern Ethiopia, set in a...more
the church build inside shallow cave...it is simply beautiful. The drive also give us the opportunity to view the rural countryside and villages of the highland of Ethiopia. all in all we had a nice morning excursion.
Inside a natural cave is this 1000 year old church which is as made of marble dragged from Jerusalem. The back of the cave is a cemetery for around 5000 pilgrims who came over the centuries. Their skeletons are humbly laid out behind a chain...More
Roughly 42 kms from Lalibela, a long stone path seems to head to the clouds, and at my age, seemed near those clouds. But the path was easy to navigate. Just take it easy in the thin air unless you are used to Ethiopian heights....More
Yemrehana Cristos Church is 42 km away from Lalibela and for this reason, not so visited. It is a bumpy road through the mountains interspersed with tarmac and rough road, some graded and some not.
The church is set up in a cave and you...More
Amazing church built under basalt cave. Not easy to reach you need to be reasonably fit and bring a torch. Visit very worthwhile. The local community are very poor and children tend to beg but don’t give them gifts as it encourages them to beg....More
This ancient church is absolutely amazing. It was built in a natural cave, and at first glance looks like a log cabin tyle construction. It is however, carved from solid rock.
Magnificent to see, (although the hundreds of corpses lying behind the church are a...More