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Ras Tafari: The Majesty and The Movement Exhibition

Ras Tafari: The Majesty and The Movement 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Deeper into Atse Fasiledes Castle

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 […]

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Garry Jost Digitizes Ethiopian Manuscripts

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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 […]

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The Great Yeha Temple to be renovated

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The Great Yeha Temple to be renovated

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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How Ethiopian scientist unearthed ‘world’s oldest child’

(CNN) – It was another December afternoon back in 2000, spent like hundreds of others combing the rocky hills of the Dikika region, when Ethiopian scientist Zeray Alemseged heard one of his assistants nearby calling him. “He said ‘oh, doctor I see something there,’” recalls Alemseged, who’d been excavating the hot and dry landscape for over […]

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Time for Begena

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Time for Begena

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – This time around during the lent season, while traveling in mini-bus taxis, having coffee at a café, or wandering around the churches one can hear the deep-sonorous voice. Ten strings hanging from a short bar at the top joined by two parallel sticks and a leather-made sound-box at the bottom are […]

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Heritage Project Announced for Religious Ethiopian Site

The Ethiopian Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) has announced a new heritage project for a region of northern Ethiopia in an attempt to preserve a sacred pilgrimage site. The project will aim to preserve the structures of 11 monolithic World-Heritage listed churches built in the 12th and 13th centuries by King Lalibela. The region has […]

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Ethiopians find common ground with coffee

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Ethiopians find common ground with coffee

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Described by many experts as the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopians are hopeful that one of their ancient traditions can help bring the country together even as it becomes more and more divided politically, socially and economically. Villagers in Ethiopia say the act of drinking coffee “is transformational as each cup changes […]

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