Debre Damo is the oldest monastery of the nation
Ethiopia is a country located in the North Eastern part of Africa in the Region of Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. It is an old nation having a long history of more than 3000 years. This is evidenced by the prevalence of centuries old monuments, buildings, churches, monasteries and mosques, which are quaint and unique.
Ethiopia is also known as being the cradle of humankind – the world’s earliest known hominid ‘Lucy’ or ‘Dinknesh’ meaning “thou art wonderful” discovered in 1974 believed to be our common ancestor. This important archeological finding combined with many other prehistoric discoveries including the Stone Age tools up to 1.7 million years old and vibrant cave paintings bears testimony to Ethiopia’s remarkable antiquity.
Ethiopia’s history is woven with fascinating facts and legends: the visit of Ethiopia’s Queen of Sheba (Makida as known locally) to Israel to meet King Solomon, the journey of the Ark of the Covenant which is now rested in Axum and the Axumite Kingdom and much more are of great interest to the discerning traveler.
Omo National Park
Omo National Park, located in the south-west on the west bank of Omo River, is 870km south-west of Addis Ababa. It is one of the most beautiful national parks in Ethiopia.
The Obelisk of Axum is a 1,700-year-old, 24-metres (78-foot) tall granite stele/obelisk, weighing 160 tonnes, in the city of Axum in Ethiopia.It is decorated with two false doors at the base, and decorations resembling windows on all sides. The “obelisk” ends in a semicircular top part, which used to be enclosed by metal frames.