Category: Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s famous World Heritage Site occupied by rebels; Nikita Cloete; The South African

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Also known as one of the most popular UNESCO sites in Ethiopia, the Lalibela rock churches were recently overtaken by Tigray rebels.

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Why preserving Iraq’s cultural heritage is crucial post-ISIS; Hannah McCarthy; Euronews

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Iraq’s ancient Citadel in Erbil has survived decades of neglect and mismanagement, as well as the threat of occupation by ISIS, to become Iraqi-Kurdistan’s most important cultural site.

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Fate of rock churches of Lalibela raises concerns among US Ethiopians; Joseph Hammond; Religion News

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‘My heart is broken for us Ethiopians in America and around the world. Our life is dismantled,’ said Kesis Asteraye Tsige, an Ethiopian priest in Kansas City.

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The World Cannot Stand by While Lalibela Becomes the Next Cultural Heritage Site Consumed by Conflict; Dawit Yehualashet; Artnet News

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Dawit Yehualashet talks about the profound significance of UNESCO Heritage Site Lalibela in Ethiopia, now threatened by conflict.

Source: The World Cannot Stand by While Lalibela Becomes the Next Cultural Heritage Site Consumed by Conflict | Artnet News

15 Incredible Ancient Ruins Around the World to Visit; Pat Tompkins; Afar

From Easter Island to Tikal, plan a trip around these 15 famous ancient ruins around the world—all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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The most breathtaking geography in Ethiopia; Eben Diskin; Matador Network

Waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes — Ethiopia’s got it all.

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“Eighth Wonder Of The World”: The Sacred Orthodox Rock Church Of Saint George In Lalibela, Ethiopia; Design You Trust

The Church of Saint George was carved downwards from a type of volcanic tuff. This is the sole architectural material that was used in the structure. It has been dated to the late 12th or early 13th century AD, and thought to have been constructed during the reign of King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, of the late Zagwe dynasty.

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Aksum: Entry into Ethiopia’s rich heritage; Edgar R Batte; Monitor

Sights in Ethiopia’s rich history are a marvel through Aksum.

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Lalibela, Ethiopia’s New Jerusalem; Dawn Jorgenson; The Incidental Tourist.

Lalibela, Ethiopia’s New Jerusalem. Known as the Land of Origin, Ethiopia has a remarkable diversity which is reflected across its 12 provinces and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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The modern world edges into one of the cradles of humankind; Stanley Stewart; National Geographic

But community-based tourism is helping to keep ancient traditions alive in Ethiopia’s Omo River region.

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A Tour Of Ethiopia? Here’s The Best Places To Visit; Africa.com

Ancient and glorious, Ethiopia is the “Land of Thirteen Months of Sunshine.” This magical country reverberates with a certain fervor, one you’d definitely relish…

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Ethiopia is one of Africa’s best kept secrets; Clive Jackson; Vancouver Sun

Not many tourists but that is changing. Fast.

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How to Visit the Gelada Monkeys in Ethiopia; Brooke Saward; World Of Wanderlust

As one of the main draw cards for nature-loving travellers to Ethiopia, the bleeding heart Gelada monkeys are reason enough to travel North to a whopping 4,500m above sea level. The monkeys are one of the few life experiences you have to encounter primates at such proximity in their natural habitat and feel a true…

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A visual journey across African landscapes; Natasha Elkington; Landscape News

From the Sahel to the Sahara and from ancient cities to gleaming beaches, here’s a photo journey across African landscapes and their eight distinct regions.

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Travel Through Ethiopia’s UNESCO Sites; Africa.com

As of 2019, Ethiopia is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Eight of these sites are cultural, making Simien Mountains the only natural site.

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Travel Through Ethiopia’s UNESCO Sites; While In Africa

As of 2019, Ethiopia is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Eight of these sites are cultural, making Simien Mountains the only natural site.

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Exploring the churches carved from rock; BBC

Dating back to the 12th and 13th Centuries, the churches are designated a World Heritage site.

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Harar, Ethiopia’s holy Muslim city; Maria Gerth-Niculescu; Deutsche Welle

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The Axum Stelae: Multi-Story Buildings of Antiquity?; JP Robinson; Ancient Origins

For those of you already familiar with the remarkable monoliths which stand in Axum, Ethiopia, you will no doubt be aware of their uncanny resemblance to modern tower block apartment buildings.

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Camping with wolves and dancing with AK47s: the hidden treasures of Ethiopia; Guy Kelly; Telegraph

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