Addis Ababa Profile

Addis Ababa was founded by Emperor Menelik II in 1886 and is now the capital of modern Ethiopia and home to some four million people. Archaelogical records have led scientists to believe that Addis Ababa is the early home of all mankind as Homo Sapiens began to migrate across the world from the area of Addis Ababa some 100,000 years ago. So when you look at this video of Addis Ababa, that's where your distant ancestors came from! Addis Ababa is home to the largest Merkato (market) in the world and practically anything can be found there, although Europeans tend to be charged over the odds as their haggling skills are not worthy of Ethiopian standards! There are many historical sites in Addis Ababa including the statue of its founder Emperor Menelik II, the Lion of Judah stating in front of the Ethiopian to Djibouti railway station and the Andinet statue commemorating the troops that were killed during the invasion of Somalia. The above video shows Addis Ababa in all its glory, then, after you've taken this virtual tour of the city, why not make a virtual landing at Addis Ababa airport below or check out our interactive map of Addis Ababa below and zoom in on areas of interest.


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Addis Ababa Profile

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Addis Ababa Profile

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