Ethnographic Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

‘Set within Haile Selassie’s former palace and surrounded by the beautiful gardens and fountains of Addis Ababa University’s main campus is the enthralling Ethnological Museum. Even if you’re not normally a museum fan, this one is worth a bit of your time – it’s easily one of the finest museums in Africa.”

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ethiopia/addis-ababa/sights/museums-galleries/ethnological-museum#ixzz45lbmLrXZ

 

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“Red Terror” Martyrs’ Memorial Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The “Red Terror” Martyrs’ Memorial Museum in Addis Ababa was established in 2010 as a memorial to the victims of the Red Terror under the Derg regime.

In the museum various torture instruments are displayed. In addition, original skulls and bones, coffins, bloody clothes, and photographs of victims are exhibited.

Tours are given for free where a museum guide will go through the exhibits and explain the history leading up to the Red Terror (starting from Haile Selassie‘s 80th birthday celebration). The tour guide will explain the atrocious actions done towards citizens who opposed the Derg, how prisoners were treated and how they secretly communicated among each other.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Red_Terror%22_Martyrs%27_Memorial_Museum

 

Tomoca Coffee Shop, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“TO.MO.CA. Coffee Pvt. Ltd. Co. a family owned coffee‐roasting company was established in 1953 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The company’ name is abbreviated from the ItalianTorrefazione Moderna Café, which directly translates modern coffee roasting.TO.MO.CA. Coffee is the leading and the first coffee company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.”

http://www.tomocacoffee.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=2

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National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“The National Museum of Ethiopia (NME), also referred to as the Ethiopian National Museum, is a national museum in Ethiopia. It is located in the capital, Addis Ababa, near the Addis Ababa University‘s graduate school.

famous of which is “Lucy,” the partial skeleton of a specimen of Australopithecus afarensis. Recently added to the basement gallery is a display on Selam, found between 2000 and 2004. Estimated to be 3.3 million years old, this A. afarensis specimen is considered to be the earliest child.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_Ethiopia

 

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Holy Trinity Cathedral, known in Amharic as Kidist Selassie, is the highest ranking Orthodox cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was built to commemorate Ethiopia’s liberation from Italian occupation and is the second most important place of worship in Ethiopia, after the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Trinity_Cathedral_(Addis_Ababa)