The beginning of shake cut sanctuaries in Ethiopia is dated to the 6th century by the Nine Saints. This stone church show is connected with the birth and internment spots of Jesus Christ, which were a breakdown Bethelem and cut shake in Gologotha, separately. Despite this symbolic centrality, places of love were worked from rocks possibly for their physical quality and reliable.

In spite of the way that the show of shake cut church revealing was started before in 6th century, it came to at its irregular condition of progress during the hour of Zagwe Dynasty, particularly during the reign of King Lalibela in the twelfth century. In such way, the praised shake sliced blessed spots of Laliblea are best models.

The obvious shake sliced sanctuaries of Lalibela are eleven in number and orchestrated in three social occasions detached by the periodic stream Jordan. Spots of love of the chief social affair are acknowledged to have been developed first and are commonly visited first by various people of the voyagers. They are Bete Medhane-Alem, Bete Mariam, Bete Mesekel, Bete Denagel, Bete Golgotha and Bete Debre Sina. Spots of love of the consequent social event are masterminded south of the Jordan River and incorporate Bete Gabriel, Bete Amanuel, Bete Merkorios, and Bete Abba Libanos. In the third assembling, there is only one separated church i.e Bete Giorgis. It is discovered two or three minutes walk around the south west of both the first and second assembling of sanctuaries.