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Historic sites in Ethiopia

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If you’re looking to discover Historic Sites in Ethiopia, you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

It is generally believed that Ethiopia is the earliest site of human habitation and the land from which Homo sapiens emerged into the rest of the world. From times of antiquity and for centuries, Ethiopia would be ruled by various dynasties and kingdoms, something which is evidenced at the Historic Sites in Ethiopia such as Yeha.

You can learn more about the Historic Sites in Ethiopia here, use our itinerary planner tool to plan out a trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

We are adding to our database of historic sites all the time, but we may not cover them all. So, if you know of other Historic Sites in Ethiopia, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Historical sites in Ethiopia : Site Index

  • Axum Axum
    Believed to have been called home by the Queen of Sheba at one time, Axum is one of the main historic places in Ethiopia and among the supposed sites of the Ark of the Covenant.
    Photo by gabagoo (cc)

  • Harar Jugol Harar Jugol
    Harar Jugol is an important UNESCO listed fortified historic town in Ethiopia.
    Photo by A.Davey (cc)

  • Harar Jugol Wall Harar Jugol Wall
    The Harar Jugol Wall is the medieval fortification surrounding the former capital of the Harari Kingdom.
    Photo by Caffe Vita (cc)

  • Lalibela Rock Churches Lalibela Rock Churches
    Famed for its eleven medieval rock cut churches, Lalibela is one of the historic sites in Ethiopia designated a World Heritage site.

  • The Yeha Temple The Yeha Temple
    The Yeha Temple is thought to be the oldest standing building in the country, making it one of the best-known historic sites in Ethiopia.

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