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Label incorporates twelve structures bound for love which, along with an organization of connecting passages and chambers, are completely cut or "cut" out of living stone. The custom of slashing houses of worship out of rock, effectively confirmed in the past periods, is here taken to an unheard of level. The places of worship, a few of which are unattached, for example, Beta Giorgis (Church of St. George, picture at top of page), have more intricate and very much characterized façades. They incorporate compositional components roused by structures from the Assume Period. Besides, a few, for example, Beta Maryam, include dazzling inward enrichment (above), which are additionally cut out of the stone, just as divider artworks. The insides of the places of worship mix Assume components with later components of Copto-Arabic inference. In Beta Maryam, for instance, the building components, for example, the cut capitals and window outlines—emulate Assume models (see underneath), though the artworks can be contrasted and those in the middle age Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea.

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