Ethiopian National Museum interior
National museum that contains artistic and archaeological artifacts. "Lucy" is housed here, the partial skeleton of a specimen of Australopithecus afarensis. (Actually a reproduction of the original.)
"Lucy" exhibit. The National museum contains artistic and archaeological artifacts. "Lucy" is housed ...
The Sinetti Plateau boasts the highest all weather road in Africa at an incredible 14 500 feet above ...
Portuguese Bridge ( or RasDarge Bridge) near Tis Issat & Blue Nile Falls The bridge passes over t...
Ura Kidane Mehret ( "Mercy of Mary" ) is an Orthodox church off on Lake Tana in Ethiopia. The interio...
The Church of St. George is one of eleven churches hewn from solid rock down into the ground. It was ...
Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.
The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.
Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.
In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.
Text by Steve Smith.