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The Castle of King Fasiledes- Gondar
It was founded in the 17th and 18th centuries by Emperor Fasilides (Fasil) and was the home of Ethiopia's emperors. Its unique architecture shows diverse influences including Nubian, Arab, and Baroque styles.
Gelada Baboons-Semein Mountains
The Gelada (Theropithecus gelada), sometimes called the Gelada Baboon and bleeding-heart baboon, is a species of Old World monkey found only in the Ethiopian Highlands, with large populations in the Semien Mountains.
The Danakil Depression is part of the Afar Depression, a geological depression that has resulted from the presence of three tectonic plates in the Horn of Africa. It is referred to as the cradle of hominids after Donald Johanson and his colleagues in 1974 found the famous Lucy Australopithecus fossil, which has been dated 3.2 million years old.
Water tower of Africa
Origin of Coffee
The story of coffee has its beginnings in Ethiopia, the original home of the coffee plant, coffee arabica, which still grows wild in the forest of the highlands.
The river of Abay (Blue Nile)
Abay (Blue Nile) is a river originating at Lake Tana in Ethiopia. With the White Nile, the river is one of the two major tributaries of the Nile. The upper reaches of the river is called the Abbay in Ethiopia, where it is considered holy by many, and is believed to be the River Gihon mentioned as flowing out of the Garden of Eden in Genesis
Lalibela monolithic rock-cut churches
Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous for its 11 monolithic rock-cut churches. It is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country. The layout and names of the major buildings are widely accepted, especially by the local clergy, to be a symbolic representation of Jerusalem.
The capital city of Africa
Addis Ababa has the status of both a city and a state. It is where the African Union and its predecessor the OAU are based. It also hosts the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and numerous other continental and international organizations. Addis Ababa is also referred to as "the political capital of Africa" due to its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent.
The Obelisk of Axum
The original capital of the Kingdom of Aksum, it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in Africa. Axum was a naval and trading power that ruled the region from about 400 BC into the 10th century. The kingdom was also arbitrarily identified as Abyssinia, Ethiopia and India in medieval writings. In 1980 UNESCO added Aksum's archaeological sites to its list of World Heritage Sites due to their historic value.