Ethiopia Arts
East Africa

Ethiopia Arts

The architecture of the so-called “paleoetiopic” period (last centuries before Christ-VII century AD) is characterized by massive constructions whose function has not yet been clarified (religious, civil or funeral), springs on a high podium (approx. 5 m) of limestone blocks with access steps. According to a2zgov, nothing remains of the elevated walls, built with the […]

Ethiopia Literature
East Africa

Ethiopia Literature

According to areacodesexplorer, the most ancient testimonies of Ethiopian literature are constituted by historical inscriptions of the kings of Axum (especially of the king Ezānā, first half of the 4th century AD). The ancient Ethiopian language (geʽez) is used only in the most recent inscriptions (from the mid-4th century AD onwards) while the most remote […]

Ethiopia Culture and Traditions
East Africa

Ethiopia Culture and Traditions

CULTURE: GENERAL INFORMATION Ethiopia (excluding the brief parenthesis in which it became an Italian colony), unlike other African countries, has managed over the centuries to remain independent; for this reason it still retains many of its peculiarities. The cultural elements that characterize it are for example the type of religion (Coptic Christian), the language and […]

Ethiopia History - From the Socialist to the Federal Republic
East Africa

Ethiopia History: From the Socialist to the Federal Republic

A coordination committee of the leaders of the military revolt (DERG) replaced the old imperial power by founding a republic with socialist connotations and appointing general M. Andom as president. But the settlement of the new political summit would only take place in February 1977 with the dismissal of Taferi Banti (who had eliminated Andom […]

Ethiopia Food
East Africa

Ethiopia Traditions and Food

Many ethnic groups live in Ethiopia such as the Amharen, the Tigray, the Oromo, the Somali, the Afar or the inhabitants of southwest Ethiopia, the Nilots. 70 out of 100 people belong to the first three ethnic groups. Many ethnic groups again consist of subgroups. They are connected by a common language. These population groups […]

Ethiopia History
East Africa

Ethiopia History and Politics

The oldest people People lived very early on in what is now Ethiopia. The Australopithecus afarensis was found here, which is named after Afar where it was found. He could already walk upright. On the other hand, “Lucy”, the skeleton of a 25 year old woman, was discovered here. You can get more information about […]

Ethiopia Animals
East Africa

Ethiopia Animals and Plants

Animals from North and East Africa The fauna of Ethiopia is very diverse. Animals that have a home in North Africa, but also animals from East Africa live here. However, many animal populations have now declined. Most herds of animals have become smaller and some herd animals such as giraffes or elephants are almost completely […]

Ethiopia Landmarks
North Africa

Ethiopia Sightseeing Places

Visa requirements Passport: is generally required for travel in Ethiopia, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry. Visa: Generally required. Documents upon entry: The passport must be valid for at least six months; two passport photos (as up-to-date as possible) must be presented and a copy of the return flight […]

Ethiopia Arts and Literature
North Africa

Ethiopia Arts and Literature

Literature Ethiopian literature originated in the translation of the Bible from Greek and Syriac to geez (giiz) in the 400’s and 500’s. From the Aksum period, a number of important dogmatic and liturgical texts have also been preserved. In the 1300’s, the literature was enriched with translations and editions of Arabic texts as well as […]