Historical

Counting the intangibles in tourism

Gondar Castle

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The Amhara Culture, Tourism and Parks Development Bureau has just announced that the flow of tourists who come to visit the states’s rich attractions had increased by 48 per cent in the last budget year as compared to that before it. According to the Bureau, this gain represents a great boost in the sector, […]

Amazing 3-D Laser Scan Of Lalibela Rock-Hewn Churches In Ethiopia

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

Of all the incredible monuments in Ethiopia, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are by far the most impressive. Starting in the 12th century A.D., Ethiopian rulers dug a series of churches out of the solid bedrock. This architecture-in-reverse creates a bizarre and otherworldly scene. As you walk along the exposed rock, you come across giant holes in the […]