Sacred Landscapes of Tigray

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Sacred Landscapes of Tigray is part of the Tentative list of Ethiopia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Sacred Landscapes of Tigray comprises 80 rock-hewn and a small number of timber churches dating from the 5th to 14th centuries. They are spread out over three areas: Geralta, Tembien and Atsbi. The churches are also remarkable because of their wall paintings. Their preservation and continuous use show the living survival of the oldest forms of Christian monasticism.

Map of Sacred Landscapes of Tigray

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Sacred Landscapes of Tigray
Country
Ethiopia
Added
2018
Type
Cultural
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2018 Added to Tentative List

The site has 3 locations

Sacred Landscapes of Tigray: Gheralta Sacred Landscape (T)
Sacred Landscapes of Tigray: Tembien Sacred Landscape (T)
Sacred Landscapes of Tigray: Atsbi Sacred Landscape (T)
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