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The ancient monastery of Debre Damo

The ancient monastery of Debre Damo
Debre Damo is one of Ethiopia’s most important monasteries and is thought to date back to Aksumite times and the 6th-century reign of King Gebre Meskel.

Debre Damo monastery located in Tigray state in north Ethiopia was believed to have been built during the reign of King Gebre Meskel in the 6th century AD. It is on a rising plateau of trapezoidal shape, about 1,000 by 400 meters in dimension, and read more

Mekelle: The Northern Star in Two Decades

Mekelle - “Welcome to the City of Knowledge”!
Mekelle – “Welcome to the City of Knowledge”!

I had the pleasure of travelling to Meqelle, the seat of the Tigray Regional State, last week and the Southern Zone of the region on a five-day fieldwork assignment.

Before landing at Ras Alula Aba Nega Airport, I glanced down at the northern star only read more