Heritage

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 […]

Time for Begena

Ethiopian Orthodox Church Choir members playing the Begena (Photo:thereporterethiopia.com)

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 […]

Heritage Project Announced for Religious Ethiopian Site

The rock-hewn church of Bet Giyorgis, Lalibela, Ethiopia. (Photo: Alamy)

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 […]

Ethiopians find common ground with coffee

Ethiopian 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 […]