Eastern Africa

Addis Ababa

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The city came into existence in 1886 as a mineral springs resort for Ethiopia’s royal family and nobility: the empress Taitu, wife of Emperor Menilek II, persuaded him to in the area near the hot springs to members of the nobility. Thereafter, the city was founded and named Addis Ababa (“New Flower”), but only since the late 19th century has Addis Ababa been the capital of the Ethiopian state due to the extreme cold and an acute shortage of firewood in the area of the previous capital, Entoto. Addis Ababa then became the capital of Italian East Africa from 1936 to 1941, a period during which modern houses were built and many roads paved. After the country’s independence, Addis Ababa continued to modernize and became a center of higher education. Several international organizations have their headquarters in the city, such as the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

8°59'59.2"N 38°45'19.7"E
8.9997777777778 38.755472222222


Addis Ababa

Art Makers (28)
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Art Makers in Addis Ababa

Abiy Eshete

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Addis Gezehagn

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Aida Muluneh

Photographer

Brook Yeshitila

Artist

Dawit Abebe

Artist

Dawit Tefera

Artist

Elizabeth Habte Wold

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Emanuel Tegene

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Ephrem Solomon

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Fasil Assefa

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Fikru Gebremariam

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Habtamu Tibebe

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Henok Ayele

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Joseph Habtemariam

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Kirubel Melke Alemu

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Kohar Kevorkian

Artist

Leikun Nahusenay

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Leykun Girma

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Michael Tsegaye

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Mulugeta Ayene

Photographer

Muluken Gorfu

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Nahosenay Nagussie

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Tadesse Mesfin

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Tizta Berhanu

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Tsedaye Makonnen

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Workneh Bezu

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Yidnekachew Dawit

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Zerihum Yetmgeta

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Art Spaces in Addis Ababa

Addis Fine Art

Art Gallery

LeLa Art Gallery

Art Gallery

St. George Interior Decoration and Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Zoma Museum

Museum
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