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A town of northern Ethiopia east-southeast of Gondar. It is noted for its 11 churches hewn from volcanic bedrock, dating to the 12th and 13th centuries.
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At Ballina District Court the clinical nurse manager, from Lalibella, Claremorris, Co Mayo, was also ordered by Judge Mary Devins to pay [euro]1,000 to his victim's personal fund.
I go via plane to see the rock churches of Lalibella. These churches were carved into the rock in 1200 but no-one knows how.
Other events include celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the largely Muslim city of Harrar and other religious sites such as Lalibella with its rock-hewn churches and Axum, once the seat of Ethiopian orthodox Christianity, with the Ark of the Covenant and its ancient pre-Christian obelisks.
After all I was there to visit the monolithic stone churches at Lalibella, the 4th century monastery of Debra Dahmo, but somewhere in Addis Ababa, I was told this story.