A beggar asks for money at the door of one of the churches of Lalibela. The churches of Lalibela were carved into the rock on the 1200s depicting the Holy Land as a response to the capture of Jerusalem by Muslims. Four of the churches are exempt, the others are attached to the bedrock, either a wall or the ceiling. The latter are also amazing, in all, the show is wonderful architecture, a work of ants, namely the 40,000 workers who were responsible for emptying the thousands of cubic meters to expose the churches. Although there are those who believe that such work, by its size and beauty, could only have been created by angels. The churches of Lalibela are divided into two main groups, separated by the channel Yordanos, representing the Jordan River, but linked by tunnels, passages and trenches. The site was designed to correspond to its topography a symbolic representation of the Holy Land. Just cross the threshold of any of the temples, tour the rock-cut passages that connect each other, admire the beauty of their Bibles, liturgical chants hear the rhythmic back in time to be the day that is the year. The floors are still covered with straw mats and rough. Furniture is sparse. The light, dim. And the priests emerge from the shadows to give his blessing to the newcomer with a large cross in his hand bearing. We are in the most unknown and ignored Africa. We are in Lalibela, the "black Jerusalem." Of all the Churches, the masterpiece, the icon of Ethiopia, is the wonderful Bet Giyorgis (Church of St. George), who is said to have been built after the visit to the Holy Lalibela made riding his white steed. Bet Giyorgis stands apart from other churches, carved into a rocky slope from which you can see perfectly his stony origin. It comes down to it by a passage carved into the rock, which crosses two portals to eventually lead to the patio that surrounds the church. As throughout Ethiopia, the monks greet visitors with "salam" (Arabic: peace) and immediately open the doors of the church so that they can admire its treasures: gold crosses beautiful solid forms, old paintings of saints Orthodox and some rock-cut sculptures, part of the columns or walls.