Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ETHIOPIA ~ Konso Cultural Landscape -UNESCO~

...Fantastic unique UNESCO site coming from the "Horn of Africa"... an unusual interaction between man and nature...Ethiopia, formerly called Abyssinia, is one of the oldest countries in the world... fossils found in the area indicate the ancient presence of some of our earliest hominid ancestors...Thanks a lot Patrik!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
photo: © Bernard Gagnon

Konso Cultural Landscape represents a living cultural tradition that has existed for over 400 years in a dry environment.The Konso people migrated to these highlands in the far south of Ethiopia, where they constructed terraces to support agricultural fields in this mountainous region. The area has 12 stone walled settlements. They hold thatch-roofed public structures and domestic buildings. Within the area are also associated sacred forests and shrines.

The Konso People are one of the last Remaining Megalithic people in the world and are also known for  their wooden carvings called Waga sculptures in honour the memory of respected ancestors.

Konso Cultural Landscape was declared a World Heritage Site in 2011.


Menelik's Bushbuck
(Issued 12-12-2002)

Menelik´s Bushbuck
(Issued 19-06-2000)


  1. lots of new and interesting things i learnt about Ethiopia .
    thank you so much for sharing

    1. Thanks a lot for visiting and your nice comments! ❀◕ ‿ ◕❀