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Debre Berhan Selassie an easy stroll 2km northeast of town. Despite its walls hosting the nation’s most vibrant ecclesiastical artwork, it’s the ceiling that captures most visitors’ imaginations. Think of Mona Lisa’s smile and multiply it 104 times!

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Kay Kabaro: Simien jackal

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Beautiful Scenery of Ethiopia

Awasa , southern Ethiopia’s largest city, is 100km further south and sits on the shores of attractive Lake Awasa. With plenty of facilities, a great fish market and row boats to boot, Awasa is a great place to stop.  

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Gonder: Medieval castles of Ethiopia

The Center of Ethiopian art and culture Gondar, founded by Emperor Fasilidas around 1635, is famous for its many medieval castles and the design and decoration of its churches.

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Yeha

 

It is another historic place adorned with a set of attractive rock- pillars comes next. That is Yeha where a shadow of the past culture still waves. Yeha with its ancient temple and magnificent site is a mysterious place that still beckons the traveler as few other places do.Yeha  is a village in northern Ethiopia, located in the Mehakelegnaw Zone of the Tigray Region. It has a longitude and latitude of 14°15′N, 38°55′E. The Central Statistical Agency has not published an estimate for this village's 2005 population.

Yeha is famous for its huge and remarkable temple. The temple is believed to date back to the 5th century BC. However, according to the 19th century German scholar Heinrich Miller, the temple is thought to date back to about seven or eight hundred years before the birth of Christ. The oldest standing structure in Ethiopia is located in Yeha; it is a tower built in the Sabaean style, and dated to either the 8th or 7th century BC. This tower is one of the reasons some believe Yeha was the capital city of the D’mt kingdom. The walls of its early temple survive, while other ruins include Grat Beal Gebri, with square pillars.

The imposing ruins of Yeha’s temple though roofless still stand. It was a large pre- Christian temple consisting of a single oblong chamber. The area of the remains of the temple measures 18.5m by 15m and its height stands at 12 meters. The temple is believed to be the oldest standing building in the country.

The town of Yeha is considered by archaeologists and historians to be the prime capital of the pre- Aksumite period. It holds many archaeological mysteries. The surrounding area has yet to be fully excavated. No doubt, many archaeological mysteries are still hiding deep under the earth here waiting to be unraveled.

Yeha has been known to the outside world since the early 16th century, probably first through the Portuguese. The famous Portuguese traveler, Francisco Alvearez, described Yeha as “a very large and handsome town, both for its height and the good workmanship of its walls.”

Constructed of huge stones without the use of mortar, it has surprisingly defied the pressures and wear-and- tear of natural forces for least 25 centuries. Professor David phillipson writes, “The temple undoubtedly owes its good preservation to the fact that it was subsequently (perhaps about a thousand years after its initial construction) converted into a Christian church.” He adds, “The outer faces, edges and corners are superbly dressed with great precision.”

Since the 16th century Yeha has been visited by many foreign travelers, perhaps the most notables being the famous Scottish traveler James Bruce in 1769 and the British traveler Henry Salt in the early 19th century.

The Englishman Theodore Bent unearthed inscriptions in 1893 and the Deutsche Aksum Expedition of 1906 sketched Yeha for their reports. Significant archaeological objects were unearthed in excavation works undertaken in the 1960s and the early 1970s to demonstrate the importance of the site. Now Yeha seems to be archaeologists’ paradise.

Beside the remarkable temple, a church dedicated to Abba Aftse stands. Abba Aftse was one of the famous nine saints who came to Ethiopia in the 6th century from the east Roman Empire to teach the Gospel. These Christian monks founded a number of important monasteries and churches in many parts of Tigrai.

The church, sharing the same compound with the temple, is rectangular in shape. One can see several engravings of ibex heads on the walls of the church and those suggest the sacredness of the animal. Enda Abba Aftse is also one of the wealthiest churches in terms of church treasures and manuscripts. Amongst the fine crosses is one which, according to the church officials, belonged to the founder of the church, Abba Aftse himself. Several beautifully decorated manuscripts, as well as numerous other priceless treasures are housed in the church. Another interesting relic and well worth a look is a block of stone bearing inscriptions in Sabean, the old language of South Arabia.

 

Yeha is also the location of an Ethiopian Orthodox monastery, founded according to tradition credits by Abba Aftse, one of the Nine Saints. In his account of Ethiopia, Francisco Álvares mentions visiting this town in 1520 (which he called "Abbafaçem"), and provides a description of the ancient tower, the monastery, and the local church, which also has been dated to the time of the Axumite Kingdom.[2] This ancient structure houses a museum.

Yeha has also been the site of a number of archeological excavations, beginning in 1952 by the Ethiopian Institute of Archeology. Although interrupted during the Derg regime, excavations were resumed in 1993 by a French archeological team.

 

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