Tiya Stones

Tiya is among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo area, south of Addis Ababa. The pre historic site of Tiya in Southern Ethiopia houses 36...

Lower Awash

Just over the bridge, turn right to follow a dirt road to the archaeological site of Melka Konture. (It is best that you check with the Antiquities Administration in Addis first.) Since 1965,...

Konso Cultural Landscape

Konso Cultural Landscape is a 55 square km arid property of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia. It constitutes a spectacular example of a living...

The Castle of Gondar

Gondar ,the 17th century capital of Ethiopia , is located about 748 km North Western of Addis Ababa. The city is well known for its Castles and churches .Its medieval glory is reflected in the...

Lower Omo Valley

The Lower Valley of Omo is located in South-Western Ethiopia. The age old sedimentary deposits in the Lower Omo Valley are now world renowned for the discovery of many hominid fossils, that have...

The Semien Mountains National Park

Established in 1969 and made a UNESCO World Heritage Site nine years later , the 220km sq Semein Mountains National Park protects the western part of the eponymous mountain range , a serious of...

The Walled City of Harrar

The city of Harrar, one of the oldest cities in the country, was founded in the 7th century A.D Harrar was a major trading crossroad and a center of Islamic learning. Fortified against invaders,...

The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

The churches which are carved out of solid rock have fascinating internal channels and walls full of religious symbols.These amazing edifices were not constructed as such, but were chipped out of...

The Stelae of Axum

Truly; Aksum was ahead of its time. Unlike many other state of the time, Aksumites knew how to tame animals, cultivate cereals, mint coins and curve extraordinary obelisks which are unknown to...