Ancient Ethiopia

Ancient Ethiopia

  • Churches of Lalibela

17 September - 28 September 2021 (11 days)

Dr Jacke Phillips
Research and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, SOAS, University of London
£3995.00
Price details  

Prices per person sharing, not including flights from the UK. Single supplement £610.

Tour type  
Land
Theme  
Archaeology and Ancient History
Activity level  
Medium
The Empire of Aksum and Churches of Lalibela

Gain unique insights from lecturer Dr Jacke Phillips, a specialist in the archaeology of Ethiopia and former assistant director of the Aksum Archaeological Project, as you explore ancient Ethiopia. On your journey you will visit Lalibela with its UNESCO-listed rock-hewn churches, as well as the monolithic obelisks, royal tombs and ruined castles of Askum.

Highlights

  • Explore Lalibela – a testimony to Ethiopia’s place at the very heart of early Christianity, and still a place of inspiring pilgrimage today
  • Visit the Blue Nile Falls, a magnificent waterfall on the Blue Nile river
  • Enjoy Askum and its monolithic obelisks, royal tombs and ruined royal castles
  • Discover the Empire of Gondar, once known as the ‘Camelot of Africa’ and explore its medieval castles and palaces
  • Discover the little-known cave churches of Tigray, set high up in the rugged Geralta mountains, many of which are still in use today
Tour operator
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