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Lalibela, Ethiopia: Teaching Resources

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Cultures +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

This topical collection gathers teaching resources on Lalibela, a UNESCO site in Ethiopia famous for its rock-hewn churches built in the 12th and 13th centuries CE. Christianity was established early in Ethiopia, and orthodox Christianity became the official religion of the Axumite Kingdom in the 4th century CE. Includes a video, a website, objects, and a contemporary painting from the National Museum of African Art.

Processional cross

National Museum of African Art

Processional cross

National Museum of African Art

Pendant cross

National Museum of African Art

Sistrum

National Museum of African Art

Healing scroll

National Museum of African Art

Christian Icon

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Icon

National Museum of African Art

Icon

National Museum of African Art

The End of the Beginning

National Museum of African Art