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Lalibela

elevation_ft postal_code_type postal_code area_code website footnotes '''Lalibela''' is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous for its 11 monolithic (monolithic church) rock-cut (Rock-cut architecture) churches. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country. Unlike Aksum, the population of Lalibela is almost completely Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Ethiopian Orthodox

of the rock-hewn (Rock cut architecture) churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia. In 1966 Gray secured the support of philanthropist Lila Acheson Wallace (1889-1984), who offered $150,000 to the ''International Fund for Monuments'' and UNESCO for this project. The project continued until the Communist overthrow of Haile Selassie I and the subsequent expulsion of foreigners from Ethiopia. After Ethopia, Gray's interests shifted to Easter Island Easter Island (Rapa Nui


Datong

Category:National Famous Historical and Cultural Cities in China Asia * Under Emperor Xiaowen the capital of Northern Wei, a state in China, is moved from Datong to Luoyang. * The Ajanta Caves (India) are completed. Cut into the volcanic rock (Rock cut architecture) and elaborately painted. * The seated Buddha (Gautama Buddha) in the Yungang Grottoes, Datong (Shanxi), is made (approximate date). - Bury Angoulême, France <

to Luoyang in 493. In 493 CE the Northern Wei Dynasty moved its capital from Datong to Luoyang and started the construction of the rock-cut (rock-cut architecture) Longmen Grottoes. More than 30,000 Buddhist statues from the time of this dynasty have been found in the caves. Many of these sculptures were two-faced. The Empress Dowager Wenming tomb and Yongning Temple (永宁寺), which had a pagoda nine stories high, were also built here. File:Zhengde.jpg right thumb


Luoyang

architecture rock-cut Longmen Grottoes. More than 30,000 Buddhist statues from the time of this dynasty have been found in the caves. Many of these sculptures were two-faced. The Yongning Temple (Yongning Pagoda) ( ), which had a pagoda nine stories high, was also built in Luoyang. When Emperor Yang of Sui took control in 604 AD he founded the new Luoyang on the site of the existing city using a layout inspired by his father Emperor Wen of Sui's work


Sri Lanka

that explodes in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo, killing 106 people. *1989 &ndash; Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989: In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese (China) reform leader Hu Yaobang. The '''Ajanta Caves''' (Ajiṇṭhā leni; Marathi (Marathi language): अजिंठा लेणी) in Aurangabad (Aurangabad, Maharashtra) district of Maharashtra, India are 30 rock-cut (Rock cut architecture) cave monuments which date from


India

. The '''Ajanta Caves''' (Ajiṇṭhā leni; Marathi (Marathi language): अजिंठा लेणी) in Aurangabad (Aurangabad, Maharashtra) district of Maharashtra, India are 30 rock-cut (Rock cut architecture) cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE (Common Era) to the 600 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka tales) ''Ajanta Caves, India: Brief

architecture rock and elaborately painted. * The seated Buddha (Gautama Buddha) in the Yungang Grottoes, Datong (Shanxi), is made (approximate date). Suriname was occupied by the British in 1799, after the Netherlands were incorporated by France, and was returned to the Dutch in 1816, after the defeat of Napoleon. The Dutch abolished slavery only in 1863; although the British had already abolished it during their short rule. The slaves were, however, not released until 1873

it in a region that is the division between North India and South India.


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