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[Photos] U.S. museum expert savours Ethiopia's Lalibela Heritage Site

[Photos] U.S. museum expert savours Ethiopia's Lalibela Heritage Site


<p>An American museum expert, Stephen Estrada, is currently in Ethiopia where he is savouring the country’s famed religious tourist attraction, the Lalibela heritage site.</p> <p>The United States embassy in Addis Ababa has been sharing some photos of Estrada’s tour of Lalibela – a town located in the northern Amhara region and famed for its distinctive rock-hewn churches which are pilgrimage sites for Coptic Christians.</p> <p>“The idea & then endeavor to create something so magnificent like Lalibela’s Heritage Site takes my breath away, I’m speechless,” he is quoted to have said. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Ethiopia is where it all started. Coming to Ethiopia is like coming back home” – Museum curator, historian Stephen Estrada <a href="https://twitter.com/USEmbassyAddis?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>USEmbassyAddis</a></p>— Samuel Getachew (</code>GetachewSS) <a href="https://twitter.com/GetachewSS/status/925720264704516096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/40/00/400097/1024x576_bonus-Lailibela.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/40/00/400097/1024x576_bonus-Lalibela.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/40/00/400097/1024x576_bonus-Lalibela1.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>The embassy stated that Mr. Estrada is on a one-week cultural diplomacy mission in Ethiopia focusing on museums. He also led a discussion titled ‘Why do we need museums?’ at the embassy’s Jimma American Corner on Thursday November 1, 2017. </p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/40/00/400097/1024x576_bonus-Lalibela3.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/40/00/400097/1024x576_bonus-lalibell.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/40/00/400097/1024x576_bonus-Lalibe.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><strong><em>All photos courtesy: @USEmbassyAddis</em></strong></p>

The idea & then endeavor to create something so magnificent like Lalibela's Heritage Site takes my breath away, I'm speechless.

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