Ethiopia, known as the cradle of mankind, is an ancient civilization in Africa and one of the oldest independent countries in the world. From the town of Yeha to the Axumite city, from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela to the walled city of Harar, from the castles of Gonder to Addis Abeba regarded as Africa’s capital.
Dating back to the very beginnings of mankind, Ethiopia is ancient …old, beyond imagination. It is also the land of Queen of Sheba, a place of legendary rulers, fabulous kingdoms in ancient histories. Mother Nature was in a playful mood when she created Ethiopia, the result is a land that varies greatly from one region to the next. With more than 80 languages and some 200 dialects, each ethnic group, preserves its own unique customs and traditions.
Ethiopia is a land where the two major world religions, Christianity and Islam, arrived at its shores in the 4th and 7th centuries, respectively. Today, the country is on a sustainable path toward economic development. Today’s Ethiopia has its roots in the attempts of establishing a centralized rule by emperors Theodros II, Yohanes IV and Menilik II. As a leader, Emperor Menilik II evoked the spirit of invincibility among Ethiopians in the face of European colonialism after his victory over Italian colonialists in 1896 at Adwa. It was one of the biggest and most significant battles in African history, marking the first ever complete defeat of an European colonial power by a native force. Menilik II then set his sights on modernization. He abandoned the Shoan capital of Ankober and then founded Addis Abeba. Apart from the Italian occupation from 1936 to 1941 Ethiopia succeeded in evading colonialism being only one of two countries to do so in the history of Africa. Ethiopia remains an independent, democratic country.
- Ethiopia is the cradle of mankind
- A country with ancient civilization and undiluted culture
- A land of diversity and friendly people
- Unique Calendar; to be in Ethiopia is to be 7 years younger!
- Unique languages and writing
- Harmonious coexistence of world ancient religions
- Land of Independence
- Origin of Coffee
- Land of Spectacular Geographic Formation
- Affordable price