Biete Lehem

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The rock church Biete Lehem in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Biete Lehem is an underground monolith church carved into rock. It is located in Lalibela, Ethiopia. It was created during the Kingdom of Axum.[1] It is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site at Lalibela.[2] The name Biete Lehem is from Bethlehem Hebrew: בֵּית לֶחֶם (House of Holy Bread).[3][4]


  1. ^ The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela".
  2. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela".
  3. ^ Bethlehem
  4. ^ Lalibela

Coordinates: 12°01′54″N 39°02′40″E / 12.03169°N 39.04451°E / 12.03169; 39.04451