April 15-19, 2015
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Architectures in the Rio de la
Plata Basin: Between Tradition
and Cosmopolitanism

September 1-12, 2015

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By Brooks Travelling Fellow Amber N. Wiley

Beate Maryam was accessible only after a steep climb up the Gebi hill on the grounds of the Prime Ministers residence.

Addis Ababa, or “New Flower” in Amharic, was founded in 1886. During early imperial times the capital had been located in Axum, Lalibela, and Gondar, as well as several other smaller cities. In modern times, the capital was built anew. Empress Taytu Betul, wife of Emperor Menelik II, first settled in the Entoto hills. This settlement was “little more than a military encampment.” She later moved to a valley in the foothills, attracted by natural hot springs on land called Finfinne by the Oromo people who lived there. As historian Getahun Benti argues, “From its earliest days, Addis Ababa was the staging station for the economic exploitation and political control of the conquered provinces of which Oromia was the largest.

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