Ethiopia is famous for being the home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, including several natural and wildlife preserves as well as the rock churches of Lalibela. The Blue Nile also flows through Ethiopia. Ethiopia is also presumed by some scholars as the home of the Queen of Sheba.Continue Reading
The rock churches of Lalibela are monuments carved into the ground from single pieces of rock. Scholarly theory and legend pinpoint one of the churches as the tomb of King Lalibela, for whom they are named, and another as the hiding place of the Ark of the Covenant. The Ethiopian countryside is also punctuated by a vast array of geological formations that include mountains and savannahs. An array of wildlife call these areas home and can be viewed as part of organized safaris.
Omo National Park is home to what is known throughout Africa as "the big five": elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo and rhinoceros as well as zebra and hundreds of different species of birds. The Blue Nile feeds Laka Tana, which is the largest lake in Ethiopia. The monasteries that populate the banks of the lake house priceless works of art, although women are not permitted to enter many of them.Learn more about Africa
In Ethiopia, the calendar lags roughly seven years behind that of Europe and North America; in 2013 Ethiopians celebrated the coming of 2006 and in 2014 the coming of 2007. The New Year in Ethiopia falls on September 11 or September 12 in the case of a leap year.Full Answer >
In 2015, the main causes of poverty in Ethiopia are natural disasters and poorly developed agricultural practices. Other causes of poverty in the country are unstable global markets, the spread of HIV/AIDS and malaria, lack of basic infrastructure, and lack of participation in awareness programs and policy-making processes.Full Answer >
Find jobs in Ethiopia by visiting sites such as Employ Ethiopia, EthioJobs and the United Nations Development Program. These sites all maintain databases of job openings in Ethiopia.Full Answer >
Ethiopia was occupied by Italy from May 9, 1936 to May 5, 1941, and was part of the Italian colony of Italian East Africa. Prior to this occupation, Italy had made a failed attempt during the 1880s to claim Ethiopia as a colony.Full Answer >