Ethiopia is dating back to the very initial stages of mankind with the reference of the oldest remains of a human ancestor ever found, which have been dated as being some five million years old, were discovered in the Awash Valley in Ethiopia. This beats the discovery of “Lucy”, a 3.2 million year old skeleton, who was unearthed in the same area in 1974.
Ethiopia is home to the most ancient kingdom in Africa, one of the first monarchies in the world. It is the sole African country to obtain an alphabet more than 3,000 years old. It is the only country on the continent to 0have maintained independence in the face of European colonizers.
Ethiopia is the tenth largest country in Africa with a surface area of 1,194,000 square kilometers (461,003 sq. miles). It lies in eastern Africa, between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer, in a region known as the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia has been called “The Roof of Africa” for its most stupendous topographical feature: a huge central plateau, the Ethiopian Massif.
Ethiopia has been called the “water tower” of Northeast Africa. The amalgamation of its high elevation, 14 large rivers numerous lakes and other sources of fresh water, has created an extensive natural irrigation system to various regions of the Horn of Africa
Ethiopia is also the land of the Queen of Sheba, a place of well-known rulers, tremendous kingdoms and ancient mysteries.. With more than 80 languages and some 200 dialects, each ethnic group lives together, conserve its own unique, tradition, and costumes.