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Axum Tigray Ethiopia

Axum Tigray Ethiopia

Tour Ethiopia and visit Axum

 

History of Axum

 When you tour Ethiopia, you must visit the Axumite kingdom which rose to become one of the most powerful empires in the ancient world just a few centuries before Christ.

 Her armies and fleets controlled the whole of the Red Sea area for over a thousand years. In the first several centuries, A.D, Axum dominated the reign and thrived on trade and agriculture.

The colossal steale and ruins of once magnificent palaces date from this period.In the late third century, the prophet Mani wrote that Axum was one of the world’s four great kingdoms. King of Ezana (reigned c.303-356), who was Axum’s first Christian monarch, called himself king of Axum, Saba, Salhen, Himyar, and Raydan refer to two of the Yemeni kingdoms and the palaces in their respective capitals.In the early sixth century, King Kaleb explained the Axumite kingdom in Yemen and parts of Arabia. A six-century Greek visitor to Axum wrote of a four-towered palace of the king of Ethiopia.

Axum Tour

In Axum today the visitor can try to visualize the glories of these by-gone days from the few remaining standing steles, and the great 33 meters-long fallen stele weighing perhaps 500 tons and the so-called Bath of the Queen of Sheba. Axum is also believed to hold the Ark of the Convent since the time it was brought by Menelik I, son of Queen of Sheba and the biblical King Solomon.

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Mursi Ethiopia

Travel to Ethiopia and visit the  Mursi.

The Mursi live in south west Ethiopia  on the East side of the Omo river, a large river that goes into Lake Turkana in northern Kenya . The Mursi, are surrounded by many other groups of people, many of whom are traditionally enemies, with whom they may have war at any time, due to land expansion, cattle raiding, and other reasons. Until the 1970’s, (more…)

Konso World Cultural heritage

Konso World Cultural heritage

 Konso Ethiopia

The Konso are southern Cushitic peoples that live in isolated region on basalt hills. A Konso village may be fortified by a stone wall used as a defensive measure. The corner stone of Konso culture, however, is highly specialized and successful agricultural economy that through terracing buttressed with stone, enable these people to extract a productive living from the not too fertile hills and valleys that surround them.

The Konso are sedentary, hardworking and materialist. They worship the sky god “Wag” venerate serpents and display elements of an ancestor cult, commemorating dead heroes with carved wooden figures known as “Waka” or “something of grandfathers”. Representing the sum total of man’s achievements, these totems are placed in open fields or by roadsides and depict the deceased wives, the enemies he has slain in battle and any noble animals he may have killed. They define age-set institutions, hold elaborate initiation ceremonials to mark the rites of passage from one grade to the next and wear phallic “Kalicha” on their foreheads during these ceremonies.

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Arba Minch Ethiopia

Arba Minch Ethiopia

Travel Ethiopia and visit Arba Minch!

The name means “Forty springs” and the town and hotels are perched on a hill overlooking the twin lakes Chamo and Abaya. Travel Ethiopia and enjoy one of Ethiopia’s most splendid panoramic views. The lakes are famous for the over 100kg of Nile Perch which draws the fisherman and crocodiles in great numbers-not as many as in the Lake Rudolf, but considerably easier to see in comfort.

If you travel Ethiopia as a birdwatcher and nature lover, Arba Minch also has  an extraordinarily rich variety of birdlife. On the far shores of Abaya and Chamo lies the national park of Nech Sar. Still difficult to access, this park has been established to preserve the last remnants of once-thriving population of Swayne’s Hartebeest, a race endemic to Ethiopia, of an unusual dark chocolate color.

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Lalibela Ethiopia

Lalibela Ethiopia
Lalibela | Rock Hewn church | Ethiopia | Balehageru | Tours Ethiopia | Visit Ethiopia Tours |  Ethiopia Travel Advisory | Ethiopia Tourist Attractions

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Lalibela | Rock Hewn church | Ethiopia | Balehageru | Tours Ethiopia | Visit Ethiopia Tours |  Ethiopia Travel Advisory | Ethiopia Tourist Attractions

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 Travel Ethiopia to  Lalibela

It is a medieval settlement in northern Ethiopia and the site of eleven rock hewn churches believed to be built some 800 years ago. The town flourishes as a museum of rock hewn churches. The construction of these churches is attributed to King Lalibela at the high point of Zagwe period, a memorial to the level of civilization reached during that period.

Lalibela is said to have seen Jerusalem and then attempted to build a new Jerusalem as his capital in response to the capture of old Jerusalem by Muslims in 1187. As such, many features have Biblical names – even the town’s river is known as the River Jordan. It remained the capital of Ethiopia from the late 12th century and into the 13th century.

The rock hewn churches of Lalibela have been recognized by UNESCO as part of the world cultural heritage site in 1978.

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