The priest of the church of Nakuto Lab, outside Lalibela shows his cross. It is unknown why were excavated soil or built, high construction of the building difficulty and increased costs. Shuffle several theories, one of the most accepted is that were raised during the height of Christian pilgrimage, with Jerusalem as the center axis or principal thereof, along the way, pilgrims faced many dangers and churches were exposed to vandalism and looting, perhaps this is the reason why the king decided to bury Lalibela churches, protecting them from possible looting. Little is also known of the construction process, plans have not been found, do not know the name of the architects, the duration of the work, the methodology employed, the use of scaffolding or ramps ..., what is known is the hard work it took to build the churches, where the "workers" performed work like excavation of a mine is involved. The architecture of the Lalibela has eleven churches carved into the stone floor of reddish volcanic. First he built a moat around the stony mass or space that would occupy the future church, this pit would work from the outside to the builders and today provides access to temples by stairs or ramps. Its symbolism is the separation of the sacred from the profane space.