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Yeha

Yeha is described as "a large Bronze Age archaeological site and the most impressive site in the Horn of Africa showing evidence of contact with South Arabia." Our reporter recently visited the small ancient town in Ethiopia with an abundance of history.Driving through dusty and un-tarred road into Yeha community with landmarks like its community school, for a Nigerian could be reminiscent of a lot of familiar settings in the West African country. The difference is that not many of such Nigerian roads lead ... read more +

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Axum

Aksum(Axum) is a city in northern Ethiopia. It's known for its tall, carved obelisks, relics of the ancient Kingdom of Aksum. Most are in the northern Stelae Park, including a huge fallen pillar, now in pieces. Centuries-old St. Mary of Zion is a Christian church and pilgrimage site believed to have housed the biblical Ark of the Covenant. The neighboring Chapel of the Tablet is said to contain the Ark today.Elevation: 2,131 mWeather: 19°C, Wind SE at 8 km/h, 47% HumidityInscription: 1980 (4th Session... read more +

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Debre Damo

 Debre Damo is the name of a flat-topped mountain, or amba, and a 6th-century monastery in northern Ethiopia. The mountain is a steeply rising plateau of trapezoidal shape, about 1000 by 400 m in dimension. With a latitude and longitude of 14°22?26?N 39°17?25?ECoordinates: 14°22?26?N 39°17?25?E, it sits at an elevation of 2216 m above sea level. It is north-west of Adigrat, in the Mehakelegnaw Zone of the Tigray Region, close to the border with Eritrea.The monastery, accessible only by rope up a sh... read more +

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Lalibela

Lalibela is a town in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia. It's known for its distinctive rock-cut churches dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, which are pilgrimage sites for Coptic Christians. Carved out of rock, the subterranean monoliths include huge Bete Medhane Alem, and cross-shaped Bete Giyorgis. Many are joined by tunnels and trenches, and some have carved bas-reliefs and colored frescoes inside.Weather: 21°C, Wind W at 10 km/h, 34% HumidityPopulation: 17,367 (2007)Local time:&nbs... read more +

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Gondar

Gondar City in Ethiopia Gondar, or Gonder, is a city in northern Ethiopia. It's known for the walled Fasil Ghebbi fortress and palace compound, once the seat of Ethiopian emperors. Dominating it is the immense 17th-century castle of Emperor Fasilides, which combines Portuguese, Indian and local architectural styles. Outside the complex is Debre Berhan Selassie church, with an interior of elaborate murals, including a ceiling of faces.Elevation: 2,133 mWeather: 23°C, Wind W at 16 km/h, 3... read more +

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Harar

Harar is a city in eastern Ethiopia. It’s surrounded by a centuries-old defensive wall that has several large gates, including Duke's Gate. The city is known for its mazelike alleys and traditional houses decorated inside with flat hanging baskets. A replica house features at the Harar Community Centre Museum. A holy Islamic city, Harar has many mosques, including the Grand Jami Mosque with its tall white minarets.Elevation: 1,885 mWeather: 21°C, Wind N at 21 km/h, 35% HumidityPopulation: 151,977 (2... read more +

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Mekele

Mek’ele መስቀል is the capital city of the Tigray region, in northern Ethiopia. In the center, the grand palace of 19th-century Emperor Yohannes IV is now the Yohannes IV Museum. The tall Martyrs’ Memorial Monument commemorates those who fought the communist Derg regime in the late 20th century. The city’s markets are an important stop for salt merchants arriving from the Danakil Depression in the country’s northeast.Elevation: 2,084 mArea: 24.44 km²Population: 586,897... read more +

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Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s sprawling capital in the highlands bordering the Great Rift Valley, is the country’s commercial and cultural hub. Its National Museum exhibits Ethiopian art, traditional crafts and prehistoric fossils, including replicas of the famous early hominid, "Lucy." The burial place of the 20th-century emperor Haile Selassie, copper-domed Holy Trinity Cathedral, is a neo-baroque architectural landmark.Elevation: 2,355 mWeather: 20°C, Wind E at 14 km/h, 43% HumidityPopulati... read more +

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