NEWS FEATURE: Ethiopia losing priceless antiquities, clergy selling treasures for food

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c. 1998 Religion News Service LALIBELA, Ethiopia _ Laden with treasure and hand-carved from solid rock, the 11 churches of this impoverished mountain village are a wonder of the medieval ingenuity that created them and the religious devotion that maintained them for centuries. They also are the scene of a sickening betrayal that has left […]

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