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St. George’s: the Culmination of Zagwe-Era Rock Church Hewing

bete giyorigs
Curtain concealing St. George's' holy of holies. Yow.

25 meters by 25 meters by 30 meters high. I wrote more than enough about Lalibela yesterday so I’ll just post images of today’s visit to Bete Giyorgis. I got there a little after dawn and spent most of the day watching people come and go from various services, as tomorrow is St. George’s Day, which is a big deal for St. George’s church.

If you don’t show respect to your patron saint, well, we all know what happens.

bet giyorgis, lalibela
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