Dugem Selassie

Church in Rock-hewn Churches of Tigray

Built into a small outcrop rather than a big hill, this church feels like a tomb and may have been one before being converted. The 19th-century ‘new’ church alongside it is partially cut from the rock and topped by plastered stone construction, which is easily distinguished because it’s painted white. It’s easily accessible along the road on the eastern edge of the village of Dugem.

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