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Rock churches of Tigray

Rock churches of Tigray2

There are more than 125 rock-hewn churches are recorded in Tigray only. These churches date from the 4th-15th century. The stupendous rock hewn churches of Tigrai, most of them curved into relatively remote cliff faces, obscure as the churches carved into the sandstone cliffs of Tigrai. Most of these architectural ornaments remain in active use […]

Yeha

Yeha

Ethiopia’s earliest known capital, Yeha, lies in a remote part of the region——— hours’ drive from Aksum through some dramatic highland scenery. As the birthplace of the country’s earliest high civilization, it is well worth visiting. There are the imposing ruins of Yeha’s Temple of the Moon – a large, pre-Christian shrine erected around the […]

Axum

Axum

Aksum is possibly most prominent and well known by the mysterious stales. It is also the supposed quiescent place of the biblical Ark of the Covenant and the ostensible home of the legendary Queen of Sheba. The Kingdom of Axum or Axum, also known as the Axumite Empire was an important trading nation in northeastern […]

Lalibela

Lalibela2

In a precipitous city Lalibela found in northern Ethiopia in the heart of Ethiopia, some 645 km from Addis Ababa, eleven medieval monolithic churches were carved out of rock. Their building is endorsed to King Lalibela who set out to erect in the 12th century a ‘New Jerusalem’, Lalibela flourished after the decline of the […]

Gondar

Gondar

The city of Gondar, Ethiopia, is located in Ethiopia, 500 kilometers north of Addis Ababa, 35 kilometers from Lake Tana, and in the foothills of the Simien mountains. The city itself dates to the 17th century AD, when it was part was part of the Abyssinian Empire, a capital city founded in 1634 by Emperor […]

Awra Amba

Awra Amba

Awra Amba is located in south Gondar Zone of the Amhara National Regional State, Fogera electorate and can be reached by spinning right onto the Woreta Woldia road about 68 km from Bahir Dar. Awra Amba is a small community consisting of 104 households with 388 total people. The total land hold of the population […]

Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar is one of the foremost tourist destinations in Ethiopia, with a variety of attractions in the nearby Lake Tana and Blue Nile River. The city is known for its wide avenues lined with palm trees and a variety of colorful flowers. It is also considered one of the most beautiful, well planned, and […]