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  Bethlehem
by sachara
 
 

Just near the entrance of the Bet Medhane Alem, the Saviour of the World, lies Bethlehem. Here only the priest is allowed to enter. Besides the entrance of Bethlehem we saw two men reading in the holy books.
After descending in the rocks to the entrances of the churches it's rather cool in the shade of the rock-hewn buildings.

A visit to the churches is fascinating, because at one hand it's like you visit a museum or an lost ancient world, but at the other hand you see also people still practizing their religion in those historical places, like having ceremonies and reading holy books.

Address: Lalibela
Directions: Northern group of churches

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 3, 2004
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