Ethiopian History

Many of Ethiopia’s tourist attractions can be better understood and put into the right perspective, when knowing a little bit about the country’s history.

Cradle of humanity – 4,5 million B.C.

Land of Punt and Pre-Aksumite Civilisation (3500-2000 B.C.)

Kingdom of Axum (AD 1-700)

The Zagwe Dynasty (1137-1270)

The Middle Ages, Muslim-Christian wars & the Jesuits (1270-1629)

The Rise & Fall of Gondar (1636 – 1855)

Emperor Tewodros (1855 – 1869)

Emperor Yohannes (1872 – 1989)

Emperor Menelik (1889 – 1913)

Emperor Iyasu (1913 – 1921)

Emperor Haile Selassie (1921 – 1930 – 1974)

Italian Occupation (1933 – 1941)

Post-Liberation Ethiopia (1941 – 1975)

The Derg (1975 – 1991)

The road to Democracy (1991 – 1995)

The Ethiopia – Eritrea War (1998 – 2000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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