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|Location||Lalibela, Ethiopia map|
|Date||circa 1250 timeline|
|Construction System||rock-hewn, carved stone|
|Notes||A UNESCO World Heritage Site.|
|Discussion||Churches of Lalibela Commentary
"In a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia, the eleven medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century "New Jerusalem" were carved out of rock near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. "
Sources on Churches of Lalibela
Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. London: The Butterworth Group, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. LC 86-31761. NA200.F63 1987. perspecitve drawing, Giorgis Church, p365. discussion, p364. The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at Amazon.com
Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.
Links on Churches of Lalibela
UNESCO web site
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