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Addis Ababa
The capital of Ethiopia and an official capital of Africa, Addis Ababa is an important representation of Ethiopia on the African continent. It is host to continental and international organizations’ premises, such as the African Union (AU), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the United Nations Conference Hall.

The modern city, Addis Ababa- was founded in 1886 at the site of a hot springs by Emperor Menelik II wife and named Addis Ababa, Meaning “new flower.” It is centrally located within heart of Ethiopia. The city is situated at 40 longitudes and at 180 latitudes. Its altitude varies from 3200 m.a.s.l at the top of Mount Entoto to 2200 meters at the foot of the city.

Addis Ababa has many things to offer for a visitor from the National museum, Ethnological museum, Postal museum. Ethnological Museum at Addis Ababa University and treasure-packed Orthodox.


MOUNT ENTOTO AND THE CHURCH OF ST. MARY MUSEUM:
Entoto once it was a capital of Ethiopia sooner than the foundation of Addis Ababa, It is the highest part of the present Addis Ababa which is 3200 m.a.s.l. and is a water shed the two longest river in Ethiopia the Blue Nile and the Awash river. On the top of this Mountain there one historical the church, built by Emperor Menelik II in 1882. There is a small museum in the courtyard of the church which has the collection of some royal antiquities. There is also an old palace of Menelik’s the II on the back side of the church. Mount Entoto is the best place to have a panoramic view of the modern city of Addis Ababa.

The National Museum:
The National Museum put on view of fascinating items like the oldest hominid skeleton “Lucy” or “Dinkinesh” in Amharic that means “you are wonderful”; which was discovered in 1974 on the bank of Awash river near in Afar Region at a place called Hadar. Lucy is the most complete hominid fossil ever discovered. The Museum also has different displays of, historical antiques, traditional and ceremonial costumes, jewelry paintings, sculptures and other archeological findings.


Ethnographic Museum:
This museum is founded on the premises of Addis Ababa University in the old Palace of Haile selassie I, this museum hosts the cultural aspect of Ethiopia and the Museum displayed more than eighty ethnic groups of the cultural and traditional treasures. The museum was founded in the palace of the late Emperor Haile selassie I and second floors and comprising of the bedroom of the late Emperor Haile selassie I which is still open for visitors with its original treasures.

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