CONTRIBUTED BY: KAYOMI WADA Lalibela, a small metropolis of roughly 15,000 individuals situated within the Wollo Province of the Amhara Area of Northern Ethiopia, is taken into account one of many nation’s holiest cities and is the vacation spot for pilgrimages by Ethiopian Orthodox Christians from across the nation. It was envisioned to be a “New Jerusalem” in response to the seize of Jerusalem by the Muslims in 1187. Initially referred to as Roha, the city took the title of Gebra Maskal Lalibela, the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1185 to 1225 and one of many final rulers of the Zagwe Dynasty. In keeping with native historical past Lalibela, who


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