Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ethiopian Unesco sites

Besides the touchnotes cards, today i've also got these 2 new Unesco cards from Ethiopia, both sent by Manú "sapic12".
Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region was inscribed on the World Heritage Site List in 1979 and the  Lower Valley of the Awash in 1980.

 Photo by Jiri Horak
Fasil Ghebbi is a fortress-enclosure located in Gondar. It served as the home of Ethiopia's emperors in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its unique architecture shows diverse influences including Nubian, Arab, and Baroque styles. - in: wikipedia
One of the buildings in the Fasil Ghebbi fortress is the Fasilides Castle, named after Fasilides, the Ethiopian emperor who founded Gondar.

Photo by Pavel Mikes
The Awash is a major river of Ethiopia.
Humans have lived in the valley of the Awash almost since the beginning of the species. The Middle Awash has been where numerous pre-human hominid remains have been found.

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