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
Price details  

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

Tour type  
Archaeology and Ancient History
Activity level  
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.


  • 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
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