Lalibela - Bete Giorgis (Church of St. George)
|The monolithic Bete Giorgis,
wich cosnstitutes the 3-rd group and architecturally sophistcated,
symbolizes Noh's Ark. Its sophistication is revealed in its cruciform floor
plan, relief of three equilateral crodd on the roof and straight relief
cross in the eastern arm of the church.
Two crosses of the Lalibela period and a wooden box in which Saint Lalibela used to put his pristine carving tools, and usually locked by wooden nuts are worth visiting. The presence of this box here signifies that Bete Giorgis is the lastly hewn church.