Ethiopia Tours: Things to do and see in Ethiopia

Tour to Axum - Ethiopia Tours

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altEthiopia historic tour to Axum  is a tour back to religious history. This kingdom was at its height under king Ezana, baptized as Abreha, in the 4th century AD. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church claims that the church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Aksum houses the Biblical Ark of the covenant in which lie the tablets of Law upon which the Ten Commandments are inscribed.
This same church was site Ethiopian emperors were crowned for centuries until the reign of fasilides, then again beginning with Yohannes IV until the end of the empire. Axum is considered to be the holiest city in Ethiopia and is an important destination of pilgrimages. Significant religious festivals are the T’imk’et Festival on 7 January. It is known as Epiphany in Western Christianity.

 

Tour to Gondar - Ethiopia Tours

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alt Gondar is truly a unique destination. Located in North of Ethiopia, the city of Gondar was founded by Emperor Fasilides around the year 1635 and grew as agricultural and market town. In 1668, as a result of a church council,the Emperor Yohannes I ordered that the inhabitants of Gondar be segregated by religion.


This caused the Muslims to move into their own quarter, Islamge or Islam Bet within 2 years. This quarter came to be known as Addis Alem. Many of the buildings from this period survived despite the turmoil of the eighteenth century. By the reign of Iyasu the Great, Gondar had acquired a sense of community identity; when the Emperor called upon the inhabitants to decamp and follow him on his campaign against The Oromo in Damot and Gojjam as had the court and subjects of earlier emperors, they refused.

 
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