Adadi Mariam & Tiya

The Adadi Mariam Rock-Hewn Church is a 13th century rock-hewn church. For  that reason, is Ethiopia’s southern most church of its type. It is 70 K Ms from Addis Ababa. The rock-hewn church is much like the Lalibela churches. Consequently, the locals believe it to have been built on King Lalibela orders on his visit to Mount Zuqwala in 1106. Certainly, the church was damaged during the wars with Ahmed Gragn in the 16th century. Though, it was reopened in the time of Menelik II Lunch in the bush.

Tiya, historical site, is enigmatic field of stelae adorned by unusual engravings. Tiya has been named one of Ethiopia’s seven UNESCO “World Heritage Sites.” 


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