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ADDIS ABABA
With a population of more than two million , Addis Ababa is not only the political capital but also the economic and social nerve-center of Ethiopia . Founded by Emperor Menelik in 1887, this big, sprawling, hospitable city ….. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
LALIBELA
The 11 rock-hewn churches in the 12th century. One of the world's most incredible man-made creations, they are a lasting monument to man's faith in God. Most travel writers describe these churches as the "eighth wonder of the world". These remarkable edifices were carved out of a solid rock, CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
AXUM
Tall granite obelisks, 126 in all, stand (or lie broken) in the central square. One measuring 110 feet (34 m), now fallen, is said to be the tallest obelisk ever erected. The most recent of the obelisks announces the adoption of Christianity by a 4th-century king. At least 27 carved stone thrones have been unearthed in the overgrown ruins of the ancient palace……… CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
AXUM , YEHA TEMPLE
Ethiopia 's historic route begins with a glance at the tantalising remains of Yeha - the country's earliest high civilisation. In a remote part of Tigray region,. It is there, close to a much more recent Christian church, that you may see the towering ruins of Yeha's Temple of the Moon - built more than 2,500 years ago, in Sabaean times….. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
ARC OF THE COVENANT CHURCH IN AXUM
The removal of the Ark from Jerusalem in advance of the Babylonians (this variant usually ends up with the Ark in Ethiopia), the removal of the Ark by the Ethiopian prince Menelik I (purported son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba), removal by Jewish priests during the reign of Manasseh, and the miraculous removal of the Ark by divine intervention (C.f. 2 Chronicles)…...
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GONDAR
The city's unique Imperial compound contains a number of Castles built between 1632 and 1855 by various Emperors who reigned during this period. These dramatic Castles, unlike any other in Africa , display richness in architecture that reveals the Axumite traditions. Also of note are the bath of Emperor Fasiladas (built from 1632 to 1667), the library of Emperor Johannes……. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
BAHIRDAR, BLUE NILE FALLS
Bahir Dar is a town set on the south-eastern shore of Lake Tana , where local fishermen still use papyrus boats. It is situated 37 kms from the spectacular Tisisat Falls . Here the Blue Nile creates "Smoking Water" an awe-inspiring sight as it plunges into the gorge below…. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
BAHIR DAR, LAKE TANA
From Bahir Dar one must explore some of the ancient monasteries that have been built on the islands of Lake Tana , or on the many Islands . These include Dega Estephanos with its priceless collections of icons, as well as the remains of several medieval Emperors, Kebran Gabriel and Ura Kidane Mehret with its famous frescoes …
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MEKELE, EMP.YOHANNES PALACE
Mekele is situated on the bottom of hills, and was founded by Emperor Yohannes IV as his capital when he relocated his power base from Debra Berhane to Mekele in 1881. Yohnnes built a number of churches including the churches of Saint Teklehaimanot, Medhane Alem and Kidane Mihret during the 1870s and a palace, which is now a museum, in the 1880s. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
MEKELE, DEBREDAMO MONASTRY
Debra Damo monastery is situated on an isolated mountain in northern part of Tigray. It is unique compared with most Ethiopian monasteries. Debra Damo was built, in the sixth century AD, with curved wood panels, painted ceilings and walls dedicated to the legend of Saint (Abune) Aregawi. The history of Debra Damo is centred on the "Nine Saints" who came to Ethiopia from Syria to spread Christianity in the Tigray region..
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HARRAR
Harar was established by Sultan Abu Beker Mohammed in 1520. Harar, the Holy City of Ethiopia 's Muslim community, is believed to be the forth-holiest city after Mecca , Medina and Jerusalem . The old City Wall is the main attraction and symbol of Islamic architecture. Harar has approximately 90 mosques, which form the largest concentration of mosques in the world... CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
HARRAR, THE HYENA MAN
One of Harar's main attractions is the hyena man who feeds hyenas on the outskirts of the town every night…. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
 
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