The investigation of past cultures of the modern nationstate of Ethiopia through the study and scientific analysis of material remains (i.e., osteological, artifactual, architectural, etc.).
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UNESCO World Heritage site. Includes photographs, maps and a description of the ancient city.
Axum and the Ark of the Covenant
Provides a history of the city, information on the Ark and its final resting place, what can be seen and when to visit.
Foundations of Aksumite Civilization and Its Christian Legacy (1st–7th century A.D.)
Images, maps, and text describing Aksum.
Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
UNESCO World Heritage site. Includes photographs, maps, a description of the site and a justification for inscription.
The Monumental Stelae of Aksum (3rd–4th Century)
Article on the ancient city's most renowned surviving monuments, a group of memorial obelisks in a great variety of form and scale.
Obelisk Returned to Ethiopia After 68 Years
From the Guardian, the first piece of a huge 1,700-year-old granite obelisk was returned home from Italy to Ethiopia yesterday, 68 years after it was looted by the troops of the fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
UNESCO World Heritage site. Includes photographs, maps and a description of the site.
Lucy Fossil Cleared for U.S. Tour
NBC News article reports that Ethiopia will send 2-million-year-old 'Lucy’ to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in 2007. (April 13, 2004)
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