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ODE TO THE PAST (with the occasional nod to the present)

The Queen of Sheba

Earlier this year, a British expedition excavating in Gheralta, in the Ethiopian highlands, found what is believed to be the remains of a gold mine operated by the Sabaeans. The clue? A stele marked with Sabaean symbols—namely the sun and crescent moon—and the ruins of a temple.

British archaeologist Louise Schofield led  Read More 
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The Lost Ark

Where is the lost Ark of the Covenant? The question has inspired dozens of claims, hundreds of theories, and even an Indiana Jones flick (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

No one knows, of course, which makes the lost ark the stuff of legend as much as biblical record. Is it buried beneath Temple Mount?  Read More 
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The holy cities

Dabra Damo, a fine example of Aksumite architecture.
Even devoted globetrotters--the kind who delve into a culture rather than check something off a list--often don't have Ethiopia on their been-there-done-that lists. So when the New York Times published an article this week about Ethiopia's holy cities--Aksum and Lalibela--I had to smile. Could it be the quietly magnificent East African nation is becoming  Read More 
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