Celebration of the ancient Aksumite Civilisation

Aksum Obelisks

Press Release London, UK – Ethiopia will celebrate World Travel Market week with an event on the ancient Aksumite civilisation at the Royal Geographical Society(IBG) on Wednesday 5th November at 6.30pm (doors open at 6). Professor David Phillipson, who was the first professor of African archaeology at Cambridge University, will give an illustrated talk on […]

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


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]