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Bustling Aksum  

Bustling Aksum

Stelae and Serpents

January 12th 2011
[Since I quickly learned that Ethiopia’s state-run internet service is – in a particularly memorable phrase from one of my guidebooks – “slow as a decomposing tortoise”, I was not able to post blog entries as I went along. What follows is something I wrote when I first arrived in Ethiopia, nearly a month ago. I will post a few other brief entries about my other major stops in the upcom ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Axum

Ethiopian Flag Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
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