Photo gallery: a testament to faith and devotion in Ethiopia's rock churches

The dramatic rock-hewn churches of Tigray in the Gheralta Mountains have their roots in an age of desert monasticism — it was here in the sub-Saharan kingdom of Aksumite that Christianity was adopted as the state’s sole religion in the fourth century. 

Photo story: a testament to faith and devotion in Ethiopia's rock churches

The rock-hewn churches of Tigray in the Gheralta Mountains have their roots in an age of desert monasticism — it was here in the sub-Saharan kingdom of Aksumite that Christianity was adopted as the state’s sole religion in the fourth century.

City life: Addis Ababa

Lofty and leafy, with ancient sprawling markets and shiny modern skyscrapers, Ethiopia's capital is a surprise package with a curious past

Travel video of the week: Ethiopia

Delve into the culinary creativity of Ethiopia in this week's video.

Ethiopia: Trekking the Simien Mountains

It might leave you shattered and sweaty, but the awesome views on this nine-hour African expedition make every blister worthwhile.

Ian Wood: Ethiopia

In fourth place in our Travel Writing Competition 2015, Ian Wood witnesses a hyena feeding frenzy in Harar, eastern Ethiopia

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