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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 297 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Holy Rollin’

THE SACRED ROCK CHURCHES OF LALIBELA

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Instead of admiring the lofty grandeur of a cathedral, imagine peering down into a massive pit to find a medieval church, entirely cut from stone. Most churches are designed to soar high into the sky, striving to make a connection with the divine. However, the 13 rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are carved directly into the rocky fields and mountainsides of Northern Ethiopia. Labyrinthine tunnels connect several of the churches, and their secret chambers still ...

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