Lalibela is a town in Amhara region in northern Ethiopia. It has been reported that the fighters from the war-hit Tigray region have seized control of this town.
Lalibela is known for its 11 medieval monolithic churches that were carved out of rock some 900 years ago. They are of religious significance for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. These subterranean monoliths include the huge Bete Medhane Alem and cross-shaped Bete Giyorgis. They were built under the direction of King Lalibela of the Zagwe Dynasty, who ruled the country during the 12th century.

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