Meskal Pilgrims

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Photo and caption by Ralph Bennett

Each year, for the Meskal, the celebration of the Holy Cross, thousands of pilgrims fill the rock-carved churches of Lalibela to worship the eight foot-high stone Moses tablets replicas engraved with three ancient languages. The pilgrimage lasts for three days and recovers the spirit of the world's first ethiopian Christian-Orthodox.

Location: Lalibela, Northern Ethiopia


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