AFRICA ARTS HISTORY

Ethiopa Reopens 19th Century Historical Palace.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country in the horn of Africa with so many historical structures and stories that represent people and time. To reopen its 19th-century palace after renovating it is a great step to four welcoming tourists who love Art and nature.

Ethiopia lies within the tropical latitude and is relatively compact with similar north-south and east-west dimensions. The capital is located almost at the center of the country and its called Addis Ababa (“New Flower”). The largest and most populated country in the horn of Africa. The country was among the first Independent nations to sign the charter of the United Nations. And gave moral and material support to the decolonization of Afric and to the growing of Pan Africa cooperation.

The country holds fantastic religious buildings and other historical destinations. It is one of the oldest nations that practice Christianity. Some of the bible characters originated from Ethiopia such as; Queen of Sheba- an Ethiopian who had a son for King Solomon The holiest shrine in Ethiopia is the Cathedral of St.Mary of Zion in Axum, this is where the Ark of Covenant is kept.

Historical Places In Ethiopia include;

Ethiopia is as old as man. And its nation referred to as the cradle of humanity because the oldest specimens of Homo sapiens were discovered there in 2003.

There are a lot of Historical places to visit around the country that would leave you thrilled because they are unique and display man’s ability to be creative and industrious.  To mention but a few we have;

  1. 1. 18th century Gondar Atatami Kidus Mikael church, built by Emperor Dawit III, Ethiopia.
  2. 2. The interior of the 17th Century Debre Birhan Selassie church built by Emperor Eyasu II, in Gondar, Ethiopia. The church name means Mount of Light of the Trinity.
  3. 3. Emir Nur Tomb in Harar, Ethiopia.
  4. 4. 12th-century rock-hewn, a church of Bet Giyorgis in Lalibela, Ethiopia.
  5. 5. 17th century Gondar Castle, founded by Emperor Fasilidas, Ethiopia. The building is the remains of an old fortress-city.

Description Of The Historical Palace.

This historical palace that was renovated and converted to a park for tourism has some amazing features that are worth seeing. It has a spacious green area including a botanical garden, a zoo where primates and other animals can roam. Visitors can watch the animals from an artistic tunnel. There is a section where people can have access to an underground cellar, which was used as an area to cool liquors in barrels and kegs. And now it is a sight to behold and see how it was able to cool like a refrigerator.

Expectations of Visitors

During the opening ceremony of the park Ministers and dignitaries from different nations where invited.  The general public was also invited and tickets were sold to moderate the number of people in attendance. Some of the visitors had expectations in their hearts. Most expectations were positive and referred to the development of Ethiopia.

“It is a beautiful heritage that the Ethiopia government is now showing to all the people and tourists who are hopefully coming very soon. i hope it will prove to be a huge asset for Ethiopia”

Rwandan Ambassador to Ethiopia said; “opening the palace to tourists would contribute to the city and the country’s tourism in general.”

Tourism is a strategy to generate funds into nations that have artistic creations to display for people to admire.

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