About Ethiopia

ABOUT ETHIOPIA – ARDI ETHIOPIA TOUR AND TRAVEL

                                                           INTRODUCTION TO ETHIOPIA

mapWith its fabulous 3,000 year history, diverse peoples and culture, and with it magnificent scenery embracing every land from high mountain plateaux to one of to sere deserts, Ethiopia is a tourist paradise. Add to this the ’13 month of sun shine’ that characterize one of the finest climate in Africa, the incredibly varied wildlife and avifauna for which the country is famous, the opportunities that exist for virtually and kind of holiday and you will get an idea of why travel enthusiasts regard Ethiopia as a destination virtually with out pear. Modern Ethiopia is situated in the horn of Africa. It is a large country {1,251,000 km} with divers and extensive natural surroundings. Ethiopia negates the western misconception that sub Saharan Africa is lacking in culture. This country is home to one of to the oldest Christian civilization in the world. And with the longest archeological record of any country on earth, it is also credited to with being the ‘cradle of humankind’. Having a little knowledge of Ethiopia’s long, rich and colorful history will greatly enhance your travels around the country.

The church in Axum Shelters the original Ark of the Covenant brought from Israel by King Menelik I of Ethiopia. In addition it is here that the famous pre-Axumite obelisks stand. It is believed that the erection of these obelisks dates back to 300-200 BC. The tallest (33m) has fallen down; the second (27m) was stolen by the Italians during their occupation and returned back and now it is erected back on its original place, the third (23m) still stands.

Ethiopia was the first country to adopt Christianity and built a church on African soil at Axum. Christianity crossed the border in the 4th Century AD during the time of the Axumite kingdom in the time of the two twin brothers King Abreha (Ezana) and Atsbeha (Saizana).images

The church in Axum Shelters the original Ark of the Covenant brought from Israel by King Menelik I of Ethiopia. In addition it is here that the famous pre-Axumite obelisks stand. It is believed that the erection of these obelisks dates back to 300-200 BC. The tallest (33m) has fallen down; the second (27m) was stolen by the Italians during their occupation and returned back and now it is erected back on its original place, the third (23m) still stands.
The 12th-century town of Lalibela, located in north-west Ethiopia, has been home to the extraordinarily carved rock-hewn churches since the reign of King Lalibela. These eleven rock-hewn churches are sometimes referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. Gondar, the town of castles and the 17th century Ethiopian capital(served us a capital of Ethiopia for at least 250 years), has great historical significance.