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|Saint George Church Go to: First Group Second Group|
monolithic Church of Bet Giorgis, is dedicated to Ethiopia's national
hero, Saint George.
Church is isolated from the other two groups and is located in the south
west of the village on a sloping rock terrace.
Church of Saint George lays in a
with perpendicular walls and it can only
be reached through a tunnel which is entered from some distance away on
the south-east side of the pit.
long trench leads down to the point of two small rivulets which is part
of the ingenious drainage system.
agree in describing the Church of Saint George as the most elegant and
refined in its architecture and stone masonry.
cruciform floor plan of this Church suggests a model taken by the 'manbers'
(containers of the Tabot) used by the Zagwe tradition.
|Although the Church's floor plan is of a cross with equal arms, the Church is properly orientated with the main entrance being in the West and the Holy of Holies in the East|
|Saint George interior with a Templar's Cross carved on the ceiling.|