A woman washes in the courtyard of his house in the outskirts of Lalibela. After the fall of the kingdom of Axum in the twelfth century, the kings of the dynasty Zagwe moved to Lalibela, Axum on Southeast. Here built a thriving and populous capital of medieval dynasties. Lalibela, was formerly known as Roha until the late twelfth century, then changed the name in honor of King Lalibela. The city was founded as the New Jerusalem were hard times for Christians and pilgrimages to Jerusalem real, very dangerous, so the idea of building a city of worship and pilgrimage in African territory. The churches of Lalibela Any person fall in love. These temples were carved entirely out of volcanic rock Tufu red.