Ethiopia is land-locked country in Africa.. The capital is Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is also one of the oldest sites of human existence known to scientists today, having yielded some of humanity's oldest traces. It may be the region from which Homo sapiens first set out for the Middle East and points beyond.

The country is a land of natural contrasts, with waterfalls and volcanic hot springs. Ethiopia has some of Africa's highest mountains as well as some of the world's lowest points below sea level. The largest cave in Africa is located in Ethiopia at Sof Omar. There are altogether around 80 different ethnic groups in Ethiopia today, with the two largest being the Oromo and the Amhara. The country is also famous for its Olympic gold medalists, rock-hewn churches and as the place where the coffee bean originated. Currently, Ethiopia is the top coffee and honey-producing country in Africa, and home to the largest livestock population in Africa.

Ethiopia was one of the first Christian countries in the world, having officially adopted Christianity as the state religion in the 4th century. It has a Christian majority and a third of the population is Muslim. Ethiopia is the site of the first hijra in Islamic history and the oldest Muslim settlement in Africa at Negash. The country is also the spiritual homeland of the Rastafari religious movement.

This postcard shows work built by Konso people. The Konso erect what are known as waga, which are carvings created in memory of a dead man who has killed an enemy or animal. The statues are often arranged in groups, with statues representing the man, his wives, and his adversaries present.

Thanks a lot to Chitra for beautiful postcard, and stamps as well!


  1. wow makice su preeeeekrasne :)
    drago mi je viditi da si se uzpostirao dok me nije bilo..!

  2. hehe, hvala :) super je vidjeti da bar neko čita i komentariše moje postove :D

  3. haha i ja mogu reći isto za tebe! :=D ne mičen se sa osam pratilaca...ti ih baren imaš više ;)

  4. This is very good, and I want to suggest that Ethiopia has many more wonders, that are not known to the outside world...
    Thanks & keep it up Rajko!!!!