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Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia, was founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II it is the largest city in Ethiopia, with a population of 2,738,248 according to the 2007 population census. It is the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the...
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THE ROCK HEWN CHURCHES OF TIGRAY

Over 125 rock hewn churches are recorded with Tigray-alone. These churches date from 4th-15th century. Most of them are visited around the Gera-Alta chained mountains. Others are found in eastern and southern Tigray. Abreha-We-Atsbeha, Wukro Chercko churches are hewn in the 4th...
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Abraha wa Atsbeha

The wonderful church of Abreha wa Atsebha is situated 15 kms.west of Wuqro. A newly built gravel road leads to within a few meters of the church and beyond to Hawzien via Degum. The church is one of the best and largest of the rock churches of Tigray, dedicated to the famous...
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Wukro Cherqos

Directly a the edge of the small town of Wuqro (47 Kms from Mekele), on a knoll of red rock, is the rock- cut church of Wuqro Cherqos.The church is supposed to have been constructed by the 4 C by the two kings Abreha and Asbeha. It is one of the first of the rock churches of...
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BIHAR DAR

BIHAR DAR: is located on the southern shores of lake Tana from where excursions by boat can be made to the lake’s island and peninsulas as well as to the “Tissisat Falls.” (the most spectacular water falls of the country). The Blue Nile River draws its strength...
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GONDAR

GONDAR , surrounded by the lower hills of the southern semien mountains, lies at 2,200m above sea level. “The city of the castles” is one of Ethiopia’s most fascinating cities, founded by Emperor Fasilidas in 1635 A.D. At this time, Gondar became the royal...
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LALIBELA

LALIBELA, Set at 2,600 m above sea level in the rugged mountains in the northern end of Wollo, is the most exciting attraction of the country, from where the Zagwe Dynasty ruled the country for more than 2 centuries. Lalibella formerly known as Roha, the town of Lalibela bears...
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AXUM

Axum is one of the most important archeological sites of Ethiopia. It is well known for its ruins of the palace of the legendary Queen of Sheba who reigned about 1000 B.C. The greatest mystery of all, however, is that the son of the Queen of Sheba, Menelik I, first king from the...
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YEHA

Yeha, found at a distance about 25km from Northeast of modern town of Adwa and 55km east of Axum, it is believed to be Ethiopia’s first capital .the first settlers of this area ,the sabeans , were the founders of Axumite kingdom .Queen Makeda of Sabaea (Sheba) belongs to this...
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DEBRE DAMO

The ancient monasteries of Debre-Damo is considered to be one of the oldest monastery in the country. Unlike other monasteries and churches, Debre-Damo is built on the of the Amba. The Amba of Debre-Damo has half square kilo meter in area and it altitude rises to 3000m above sea...
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HARAR

Harar, The Fortified Historic Town is an eastern city in Ethiopia, and the capital of the modern Harari ethno-political division of Ethiopia. The city is located on a hilltop, in the eastern extension of the Ethiopian highlands about five hundred kilometers from Addis Ababa with...
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