Erta Ale

Erta Ale

Erta Ale

Erta Ale

The Erta Ale in the Afar region is one the three active.
volcanoes in the world with a permanent lava lake.
 It attracts many scientists and tourists who come
to study the volcanic areas and see the moon- like
landscape in the region

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Ethiopian coffee

Ethiopian coffee

Ethiopian coffee

Ethiopian coffee

Coffee is the gift of Ethiopia to the world.
 It originated in the province of kaffa from which the
name coffee comes.
 Ethiopia is one of the oldest and biggest exporters of
coffe in the world.
 It is first in Africa and the fifth largest producer in the world .
 There are 600 coffee tree varieties.
 Yirgachaffe” Sidama’ and ‘Harar’ and world famouns
Ethiopian coffee brands and are catered by ‘ Starbucks’
among others.

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Bale Mountain

Bale Mountain

Bale Mountain

Africa’s highest all weather road is in Senetti-Bale National
Park in Southern Ethiopia it is above 4000 meters.

 Bale is home to the endemic animal: The majestic
Mountain Nyala and the Simien Wolf.
 The wolves are more abundant in Bale than on the
Simien Mountains.

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‘Kibre Nigest’ or ‘The Glory Of Kings’

‘Kibre Nigest’ or ‘The Glory Of Kings’

‘Kibre Nigest’ or ‘The Glory Of Kings’

‘Kibre Nigest’ or ‘The Glory Of Kings’ tells about the story of king Solomon of ancient Israel and Queen sheba of (known as Queen Makeda in Ethiopia)
• Their son was minilik I.
• It was first compiled in the 14th century and states the lineage of the emperors of solomonic dynasty.

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Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia was the only African ruler in colonial times to defeat a well-equipped European army. He defeated Italians at the ‘Battel of Adawa’ in 1986.
• This defeat sent shock waves throughout the world to all countries that were engaged in colonizing.

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Sebastopol Cannon

Sebastopol Cannon

Sebastopol Cannon

Sebastopol Cannon

There were industrial activities at Gafat, near Debere Tabor during the reign of Emperor Tewodros II in the 1860’s manufacturing cannons and mortars.
• The highlight was the mortar ‘Sebastopol’ weighing 6.27 metric tons and designed to fire 500 kilograms cannon ball.
• The size of this cannon had no parallel in its time in Africa.

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Blue Nile

Blue Nile

Blue Nile

Blue Nile

The Blue Nile originates from Lake Tana.
• It supplies 86% of water to the Nile, (6,695 kilometers) the longest river in the world.
• It is locally considered that the sacred source of the Blue Nile is small spring at Gish Abay, also known as lesser Abay (Nile).

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Geez Language

Geez Language

Geez Language

Geez Language

Early Ethiopian inscriptions and alphabets in ‘Geez’ have been dated to 5th century B.C.
• ‘Geez’ also known as Ethiopic was used in the 6th century BC.
• ‘Geez’ literature was property established in the region of emperor Ezana in the 4th century.
• The first ‘Geez’ Dictionary was printed in 1638 in Rome.
• ‘Geez’ is still used by Ethiopian Orthodox ‘Tewahedo’ Church in celebrating the divine church services.
• Four major Ethiopian languages come from ‘Geez’, the Latin of Ethiopia.
• The lost biblical book of Enoch is now preserved only in the ‘Geez’ language.

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Sof Omar Cave

Sof Omar Cave

Sof Omar Cave

Sof Omar Cave

Sof Omar, 15 kilometers long, one of the world’s most spectacular and extensive underground caves in Bale.
• It’s also Africa’s largest and one of the world’s biggest caves with 24 internal entrances.
• It’s a revered place for Muslims.

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