Lalibela Resaurant - History of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the most ancient countries of Africa, with a unique ancient history and great civilization. From the famous Quenn of Shaba, the myth of the hidden arc, the carved churches of Lalibela, the AKSOM obelisks, the isolated tribes of the south that still live on the copper era, the Blue Nile, the Ethiopian land has an endless history filled with myths and traditions.

Lalibela - EthiopiaDiscovered in 1974 at the eastern Ethiopia at the AFAK region was the skeleton of “Luso” dated 3,500,000 years old, and which shows Ethiopia as being the place where man appeared for first time.

Ethiopia is the a place with great natural beauty and people that are extremely polite and treat you with dignity and goodness. Lalibela (roha) city at the  north part of Ethiopia, is a sacred place for pilgrims.

13 medieval churches of the 13th century create the “New Jerusalem” - a place that was built when the Muslims conquered Jerusalem and they were used as a reminder of them. All the churches are very impressive and all are carved within the rocks. They were listed at the UNESCO list of heritage in 1978. They were built in 1204 by the King Lalibela of the Zagone dynasty with the angels’ help.

The story of Lalibela is connected with myths. It is believed the when he was born, he “was covered by a cloud of bees”  as this name means that the bees recognized his greatness and God ordered him to build these temples. Many thousands of people visit Lalibela every year.

Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar. The word Ethiops is analyzed as Αιθω + όψιν meaning sunburn and we find it in Herodotus. The other name is Abyssinia  Habesh, an early Arabic form of the name "Habasat".

Now allow us to teach some words that you will find usuful.

Sellam: hello
Tena Yestign : How are you
Endiet Aderk: Good morning
Dehna Deru: Good Night
Missa: Lunch
Erat: Dinner
Shay: Tea
Buna: Coffee
Weha: Water
Chew: Salt
Amesegnalehu: Thank you
Ebakhin: you are welcome
Simih manew: Your name

Lalibela Restaurant

26-28 Naxou St, Kipseli, Athens.
Telephone: ( + 30 ) 210 8652 495
Mobile: ( + 30 ) 6948 473949
E-mail: lalibelagreece@gmail.com