Memeher Gebremeskel was approached for an interview. When it comes to the three big cities, What will happen until the end of the 2014 E.C.? Ethiopia’s history dates back to the eighth century BC, when it was a part of the ancient D’mt Kingdom, which ruled over what is now Northern Eritrea and Ethiopia. In the 4th century BC, the Aksumite Empire developed to unite the region’s many kingdoms. Ancient cities like Yeha, near Aksum, are rich in relics of early history, with antique temples and ruins providing a glimpse into pre-Aksumite civilization.
It was not until the 16th century that the territory was first visited by Europeans. During the Ethiopian-Adal War, the Portuguese formed a collaboration with the Ethiopians, which was beneficial in terms of giving munitions and people to the local army. Following the empire’s conversion to Catholicism, which led to the expulsion of Jesuit missionaries and Europeans from the realm, years of carnage ensued. Many of the country’s historical and religious wonders, including the Old Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, the Fasilides Castle, and the Fasil Ghebbi Fortifications, were constructed during this time.