Ethiopia. By: Amanda Johnson. Ras Dejen. Danakil Depression. Lake Abaya. No mountains, only hills. The field of Obelisks. Church of St. Mary of Zion.
By: Amanda Johnson
No mountains, only hills
The field of Obelisks
Church of St. Mary of Zion
The Ark of the Covenant was in this church built by King Fasilidas. The Arc remained in this church, called Maryam Tsion Cathedral, until1965 when Haile Selassie had it transferred to a more secure chapel, the so-called treasury, ten meters away from the northeast corner of the old church.
These obelisks are known to be the tallest single pieces of stone ever quarried and standing in the ancient world. Their age and use is a complete mystery. Some scholars suggest that they may have been carved and erected around the beginning of the 4th century AD.
Rock-cut church of Bet Giorgi
Bet Giorgis is dedicated to St. George, the patron saint of Ethiopia. The church is a nearly perfect cube, hewn in the shape of a cross, and is oriented so that the main entrance is in the west and the holy of holies in the east. The church is set in a deep pit with perpendicular walls .It can only be entered via a hidden tunnel carved in the stone.
Meaning: The green represents hope and the fertility of the land, yellow symbolizes justice and harmony, and red stands for sacrifice and heroism in the defense of the land; the blue of the disk symbolizes peace and the pentagram represents the unity and equality of the nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia
Setting and Location
Ethiopia is in Eastern Africa, west of Somalia. Ethiopia borders Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan. Ethiopia’s setting is a high plateau with central mountain range divided by Great Rift Valley
Ethiopia has an extremely varied climate from cool to tropical monsoon, to very cold in the highlands where most of the population inhabits, to one of the hottest places on earth at the Dallol Depression.
Bajajs, Buses, cars, and airplanes
Located in Addis Ababa this museum houses a general collection of regional archaeology, history, and art. A former palace, Addis Alem Museum used to be the home of Emperor Menelik II..
THE MUSEUM OF ADDIS ALEM MARIAM
This specialised church run museum has in its collection various religious robes, emblems etc of previous kings and officials, brana ( parchment written) manuscripts, crosses, pictures, books, letters, coins , firearms and various household and personal items of historical value donated by prominent personalities.
Official language: Amarigna(Amharic)32.7%
Oromigna (official regional) 31.6%
Tigrigna (official regional) 6.1%
Wat- an Ethiopian stew or curry which may be prepared with chicken, beef, lamb, a variety of vegetables, and spice mixtures.
Injera- a yeast-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture.. It is a national dish in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
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