We designed the wall behind our bar to follow the map of early Lalibela. Each rectangle represents one of the eleven churches, while the two shelves depict (n to s ) a tunnel from Bet Giorgis to the eastern church complex , and (s to n) the River Yordanos, named after the one in Jerusalem.

The rectangles representing the churches is a common icon in Ethiopian art, and is represented in various places throughout the restaurant.

Gebeta is said to be the original mancala-style board game. Evidence of gebeta boards have been found in artifacts from Classical-era Axum (more on the Axumite Empire later). #historylesson#ethiopia#lalibela#churches#history#wondersoftheworld#unesco#worldheritage#habesha#ethiopianhistory#abyssinia#axum#jebena#coffee
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