January 15 - 28, 2007
Ethiopia: Journey into the Medieval Past
© Debbie Jefkin-Elnekave
Between the shoulder of Kenya and the belly of Eritrea , lies the ancient kingdom of Abyssinia , known today as Ethiopia . In the Historic North, churches and palaces reflect the architectural genius of historys masters, and speak softly of a bygone era. They are enduring monuments to Christianity and kings, emperors and legends, their grandeur undiminished after so many years. These epic sites shelter priceless relics from a powerful and religious ancient civilization. But thats not all! The tour is scheduled to coincide with the Timket (Epiphany) processions and ceremonies of the Ethiopian Orthodox faith. This tour is a must for anyone interested in medieval history, timeless cultures and religious pageantry.