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Ethiopia: A Land of Mystery and Fascination

For over 3,000 years Ethiopia has been a land of mystery and fascination. The Greek poet Homer thought that the Ethiopians had been blessed by the gods, while the historians and dramatists who came after him described a people of immense piety who lived beside the fountain of the sun. (Continue...)

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Photo: Lalibela Wonders
Great kingdom of Gondar, ancient religious sites of Lalibela and Aksum, Christian art
Photo: black Moses Gates' Diary
Gates identifies with Ethiopia's black saints
Photo: Gates meets Farrakhan Retelling
The Ark of the Covenant and Gates' encounter with Louis Farrakhan
Photo: priest with cross Culture Close-up
Timkat Festival and the significance of crosses in Ethiopian culture


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