Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fascinating Facts About Ethiopia

Cradle of Human beings

Ethiopia is the land of the origin of the first human species, that's justified with discover of Lucy, "Lucy" was present in 1974 by an American Paleo Anthropologist and they have been listening to the music known as "Lucy within the sky with Diamonds" from the place she bought her name. Lucy aged 3.2 million years and its scientific identify is Australopithecus Afarensis.

In breaking information scientists working in Ethiopia have found a skeleton of a 3 - years old girl " Selam" who lived 3.3 million years ago, that is 150,000 years earlier than Lucy . It is present in Dikaka space, in North Jap Ethiopia. Dikika Research Project Paleoantropolgical Research Workforce Leader, Dr. Zeresenay Alemsegd of the Max Plank Institute in Leipzig, Germany said that "The Skeleton is the earliest and most full ever discovered". Out of the 14th human and pre-human fossils that have up to now been uncovered around the globe, 10 are from Ethiopia, this underscores that Ethiopia is the origin of Human kind.

Ethiopian Calendar

Ethiopia nonetheless retains the Julian calendar, wherein the year is split into 12 months of 30 days each, and a 13th month of five days and 6 days throughout the leap year. The Ethiopian Calendar is nearly eight years behind the Gregorian calendar.

September 11, 2006 - October 10, 2006


October 11, 2006 - November 9, 2006


November 10, 2006 - December 9, 2006


December 10, 2006 - January 7, 2007


January 8, 2007 - February 7, 2007


February 8, 2007 - March 9, 2007


March 10, 2007 - April 8, 2007


April 9, 2007 - May 8, 2007


May 9, 2007 - June 7, 2007


June 8, 2007 - July 7, 2007


July 8, 2007 - August 5, 2007


August 6, 2007 - September 5, 2007


September 6, 2007 - September 10, 2007

Ethiopian Alphabet and Numbers
Ethiopia is the one African country with its own Alphabet Letters and numbers that traces its origin back to Sabean. The Ethiopian Alphabet consists of 33 letters each with 7 characters. In earlier occasions and also currently in rural areas folks begin college in "Kies Timehrt" and " Yeneta" is a title given to Ethiopian Conventional major teachers. More often than not these major Alphabet teachers are monks from the Ethiopian Orthodox church.

Start Place of Coffee

Ethiopians have a really stunning traditional espresso ceremony, its unimaginable for most Ethiopians to start out a new day without a number of cups of coffee. Coffee is the most effective drink an Ethiopian family gives to honor company, as espresso ceremony is the perfect event for a get-together with neighbors and friends. Ethiopian espresso ceremony may need been crated with the invention of espresso itself in its south western heartland, in particular place called "Kaffa" from which, many consultants of the uniquely fragrant and stress-free bean believe, the agency coffee has originated and joined the worldwide lexicon. Espresso, café, and many others

Ethiopia a land of wonders and ancient Distress

Tiya pre Historic Stalaes: Are located twenty km farther from Adadi Mariam, a church believed to have been discovered between 12th and fifteenth century. The 36 stelae, that are most likely tomb stones are listed as world heritage by UNESCO

Lalibela rock-hewn church buildings - is discovered within the Final area of Wollo, which is known web site for the eleven remarkable rock-hewn monolithic churches, which has been built by King Lalibela within the late 12th century. These notable buildings are carved inside and outside of the strong rock and are accredited globally among the wonders of the world. Every building of the churches is architecturally unique and is adorned with fascinating rock paintings.

Castles of Gondar & Church of Debre-Berhan Selassie - Gondar, situated in northwestern a part of the country, Gondar was the 17th and 19th century capital of Ethiopia. Its medieval glory is reflected within the famous castles of the emperors of the time. Debre Berhan - Selassie Trinity Church which was built in the course of the reign of Emperor Eyasu I (1682-1708) in Gondar Metropolis, Which famous for colourful paints on the ceilings.

The Simien Mountain Massif - Is known as by UNESCO as a World Heritage Website, which is found twenty kilometers north -east of Gondar, it covers 179 sq. kilometers of highland space at an average elevation of three,300 meters. Ras Dashen, at 4,620 meters is the very best peak of Ethiopia and the 4th highest mountain in Africa stands adjacent to the park. It's a residence of unique wild animals and birds like Walia (Abyssinian) Ibex, Simien crimson fox and Gelada Baboon - all endemic of Ethiopia as well as the Hamadryas baboon, Klipspringer and bushbuck. Birds such as the lammergeyer, augur buzzard, Verreaux's eagle, Kestrel and falcon soar above this mountain retreat.

The Walled Metropolis of Harar - one of the previous cities founded in seventh century AD. Particularly famend for its minarets and holy shrines. And have a remarkable housing, it is thick and robust previous partitions, known as the Gate of Harar, and the colorful dressing personality of the duller. One other miraculous phenomenon is the drama of the person feeding hyenas from meat held in his own hands.

Ethiopia a Land or Runners - it was Abebe Bikila who's pioneer in Olympic champion running barefoot via the streets of Rome in 1960 in Marathon and doubled his gold medal for years later in Tokyo Olympic after which his successor Mamo Wolde gained in Marathon title in Mexico Olympic in 1968. Mirutse Yifter, nicknamed Yifter the gear shifter, won double Olympic gold medals in 5,000 and 10,000 in Moscow Olympic in 1980 since then Ethiopian dominate the boys's long distance race across the world. . Haile Gebreslassie is the best athlete of all time, his double Olympic victories 10,000 meters 4 successive world championship titles spanning eight years and seventeen world information are among the proofs of this and the younger kenensa Bekele nicknamed "Abnbesa" the lion with many Ethiopians.

And in Females Derartu Tulu turn into the primary African to win the Olympic title in Barcelona and again in Sydney Olympic with breathtaking last lap of 60.26 seconds, setting a new Olympic world report in 10,000 meters. Fatuma Roba adopted with a marathon gold medal in Atlanta Olympic. Gete wami received 10,000 meters world championships in Seville, Spain in 1999 and following them there are lots of young rising athletes like Turinesh Dibaba, Meserte Defar and Egigayehu Dibaba

The Great Ethiopian Run ... is a race which will be going down starting from year 2000 under the director of well-known athlete Haile Gebreslassie, this 12 months 25,000 folks were taking part and among them are Ambassadors, well-known folks, and individuals who come to race from other African nations and around the globe it is mixed of all individuals having fun, making consciousness and sharing friendship amongst people.

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