Africa  | 26/02/2015

LALIBELA, the African Gem

It is known that Lalibela is the eighth wonder of the world, and if it is not, it should be. Lalibela is a city drawn between hypnotic beauty valleys and circular floor houses with thatched roof. Eleven churches carved into the rock conforms a unique heritage of one of the most impressive places in the world.

No matter how many pics you have been seen, or how much you read about them; nothing prepares you for the experience of attending a ceremony at dawn, when an endless procession of pilgrims white dressed, the wagi, reciting their prayers.

For four thousand years the same priests' chants, the same rituals sequence in which every single object, every movement has a particular symbolism, the same mystical stage capable of moving the most sceptical people. Here is evident the great weight of religion, especially Christianity in the Ethiopian society.

     
     
   

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