Ancient churches, mysterious towers and Lucy

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia >> Ethiopia has always held me in thrall. It is a cradle of prehistoric humankind. It embraced Christianity long before the missionaries arrived. Its people carved subterranean churches out... Read more »

Ancient city found in Ethiopia sheds new light on country’s history

A dig in Harlaa, Eastern Ethiopia, has revealed a 12th-century mosque. Credit: University of Exeter Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient, forgotten city in Ethiopia once thought to be the home of giants.... Read more »

Ancient jawbones put new species on the human family tree, researchers say – CNN

Story highlights Researchers say they have found teeth and jawbones belonging to a new species of human ancestor The remains, dating back 3.3 million to 3.5 million years, were found in Ethiopia’s... Read more »

Ancient jawbones put new species on the human family tree, researchers say – CNN

Story highlights Researchers say they have found teeth and jawbones belonging to a new species of human ancestor The remains, dating back 3.3 million to 3.5 million years, were found in Ethiopia’s... Read more »

Ancient jawbones put new species on the human family tree, researchers say – CNN

Story highlights Researchers say they have found teeth and jawbones belonging to a new species of human ancestor The remains, dating back 3.3 million to 3.5 million years, were found in Ethiopia’s... Read more »

Abuna Yemata Guh in Ethiopia is world’s most inaccessible place of worship

Abuna Yemata Guh has been on the clifftop on Northern Ethiopia since 5th century AD To visit requires a six-metre climb up sheer wall of rock with no ropes and crossing narrow... Read more »

Ancient rock churches put Ethiopia back on tourist map

Kiya Gezahegne joined an unruly, jostling throng surrounding a priest who wielded a 12th-century gold and bronze cross, one of the most sacred artefacts in Ethiopia. A young man shut his eyes... Read more »
Measurements being taken in the Tigray Region with a magnetometer, Photo: © DAI

Ethiopia: Ancient Settlement Discovered in the Highlands [press release]

An ancient settlement has been discovered in the Ethiopian highlands with the help of a special instrument used in geophysical surveys. The find will help tell the story of ancient indigenous cultures... Read more »

Ancient prayer book returned to Ethiopia

(AFP) ADDIS ABABA — A century-old Ethiopian prayer book stolen decades ago was returned to the African nation late Wednesday after the American collector who held it agreed to the restitution. The... Read more »