Ancient Ethiopian holy city keeps modern life at bay

Harar Wall HARAR, Ethiopia ― Hyenas howl and feast on flesh every night outside the ancient walls of Harar ― one of Islam’s holiest cities that is holding out against the pressures of the modern world. But change is coming, and campaigners are working hard to preserve the gated Ethiopian city’s unique history, cultural and religious traditions. Inside […]

Ethiopia – Culture Smart!: The essential guide to customs & culture

CultureSmart Sarah Howard, a botanical artist and writer, is the author of a guide book on Ethiopia, Culture Smart!, which offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of Ethiopia, providing essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. Contents include: Land and people; Values and attitudes; Religion and traditions ; Making friends; Ethiopians at home; Time […]

Ras Tafari: The Majesty and The Movement Exhibition

Ras Tafari Exhibition   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - With the idea of celebrating the ancestors and glorifying their work, there will be an exhibition entitled Ras Tafari; The Majesty and the Movement Exhibition from May 25th to June 25th in Addis Ababa at the National Museum and in Shashemene. This exhibition aspires to contextualize and interpret the contributions of […]

A glimpse of Ethiopia at one location

Berhan Ethiopia Cultural Center Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - As a country of diverse cultures and many heritages, Ethiopia is one of the most sought out destinations in Africa for tourists.  This has created an opportunity for the business minded who also have the goal of promoting the country’s colorful cultures.  A new player on the scene is Berhan Ethiopia Cultural […]

The monastery at Debre Damo: history the origin of Ethiopian self-confidence

No wonder the monastery at Debre Damo has survived unmolested for some 900 years among the vast Tigrayan Mountains of Northern Ethiopia. Getting to it is arduous – the last stretch is achieved via an 80 foot rope. A few feet from the top my arms gave out and I couldn’t move. I dangled desperately […]

Ethiopia, EU launch joint project to promote nation’s culture

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- It has been said and it is still being said that Ethiopia is a country of unique characteristics of her own. Her uniqueness is of course related to the peculiar culture, tradition, language and both tangible and intangible heritages which belong to the world as well. Though it is a cradle of […]

Deeper into Atse Fasiledes Castle

Fasiledes Catle In the month of January, 2014 crew of ranking officials drawn from Ministry of Tourism and Culture(MoTC), House of Federation, senior officials of various associations and reknowned public figures paid a visit to the city of Gondar- a city signified by the historical castle of Atse (emperor) Fasiledes. The main purpose of the trip was […]

Gondar to host 4th National Culture Week

Gondar Addis Ababa, 11 January 2014 (WIC)- The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said the historic city of Gondar will host the 4th National Culture Week National CJanuary 14-17, 2014, according to the Ethiopian Herald. State Minister Mulugeta Seid told journalists Thursday that since Gondar is the centre of tourist attraction, a number of tourists are expected […]

Garry Jost Digitizes Ethiopian Manuscripts

Dr. Garry Jost, religious studies faculty, joined colleagues from Portland and Texas to digitize Ethiopian manuscripts of the Old Testament while attending the EMML @ 40: The Life and Legacy of the Ethiopian Manuscript Microfilm Library conference at St. John’s University in Minnesota in July 2013. EMML is a project of Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, which […]

The Great Yeha Temple to be renovated

Yeha Temple The Great Yeha Temple built around 8th century B.C. is to be renovated in cooperation of Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage of Ethiopia, Tigray Culture and Tourism Agency and German Archaeology Institute. The Temple is close to 3000 years-old, the longest in Sub-Saharan Africa for a building. In a statement German Archaeology […]
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