One week in Ethiopia, forever with God

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Rudolf Agstner

Guidebook to the Foreigners‘ Cemeteries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ISBN 978-3-643-50091-5
Band-Nr. 25
Jahr 2009
Seiten 216
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Kulturwissenschaft / Cultural Studies / Estudios Culturales / Études Culturelles


Tucked away at the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a group of
civilian and military cemeteries tells the story of the Armenian, Greek,
Italian and other smaller communities in Addis Ababa during the 20th
century and their contribution to the development of the country to the few
visitors who know of their existence. The author was able to identify more
than 3700 tombs in the Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Catholic cemeteries at
Gulele, Addis Ababa. The Cimitero Militare Italiano and the Commonwealth
War Graves Cemetery, situated side by side, are testimony to the history
of Ethiopia between 1935 and 1941. The small Jewish cemetery is even less
known than the Christian cemeteries at Gulele. Another small cemetery is
located – off limits – in the British Embassy Compound. All these
cemeteries are part of Ethiopia’s history and a symbol for the
hospitality the Ethiopian people offered to foreigners.