Churches Built in the Caves of Lasta (Wällo Province, Ethiopia): A Chronology

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Gervers, Michael;
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.17.1.857
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies; Architecture | architecture; ecclesiastical architecture; caves; pastophoria; rock-hewn churches; Solomonic; Zagwe | ddc:720 | ddc:200 | ddc:960

The five churches of Yǝmrǝḥannä Krǝstos, Ǝmäkina Mädḫane ʿAläm, Ǝmäkina Lǝdätä Maryam, Walye Iyäsus and Žämmädu Maryam are all built in caves in the massif of Abunä Yosef, situated in the Lasta region of Wollo. Changes in their architectural forms suggest that they were... View more