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TIGRAY ROCK HEWN CHURCHES

rock churchTigray rock Hewn ChurchesTigeai , the north part of Ethiopia, pervades an area of 53,638 sqKm. Endowed with picturesque land features , the region with altitude that varies from 600-2700 meters above sea level .it has a population that number about 3.6 million .

As the birthplace of Ethiopian civilizations, Tigrai house many treasures of interest to historians and tourists who wish to learn more of its two to three thousand year-old past. Sites such as Yeha and Axum revels monuments attesting to very early engineering feats, architectural skills and techniques . During its time as a major world power, the Axumite Empire maintained trade relations with Rome, Greece, Persia and India and also as recent discovered, china. It reached the peak of its development in the first centuries of the Christian era. Then beginning in the 4th century , it was linked to the Coptic church of Alexandria Egypt . Due to its gifted nature of land the region have several cluster of rock Hewn churches, such as Wokro Cherkos ,Abrah-Atsebaha ,Atsbi Wonberta ,Mikael Barka, Debreselam-Mikael ,Mikael Imba, Mikael –Milhaizengi ,Medhane Alem Adi Kesho,Gheralta cluster and Maria Wokoro are some of list mentioned rock hewon churches of Tigray region .

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