Rich with history, Ethiopia has preserved many traces of its past and culture that is mainly linked to the Orthodox Church. Ethiopians are very attached to their traditions and everything that is sacred. The monuments thus range from the Paleolithic Era to contemporary churches and constitute an important base of the Ethiopian culture.
The country's rich archaeological heritage includes skeletons of the first humans, gravestones, carved stones, bifaces and ceramics. The architectural heritage is dominated by the main sites of Axum and its megaliths, by the churches of Tigré and of Lalibelam, and by the surprising city of Harar.