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Will Ethiopia digitalize its Monuments?

Posted by Marco on December 29, 2013 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

We of Misrak Kirs use all the means we can master, all the time and effort we are capable of to promote and save heritage in Ethiopia, along the new Extended east Route, and not only.

One of our members, Meftuh Shash Abubaker, from Toronto, Canada, has indicated we could apply to acquire the new 3D laserscan technology developed by Ben Kacyra and his teams.

So here we come, convinced not only we will win the competitive bid amongst a number of potential applicants wor...

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A beautiful Axum Ceramics piece. On Ebay!

Posted by Marco on November 7, 2013 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I found a beautiful head from Axum on Ebay and commented on the Horn of Africa studies,

an active facebook group frequented by some real experts of Ethiopian art and artifacts:


An idea of where this item has been stolen from?



Photo from Ebay


I do Not like posting this, I know it may have implications,

not so much legal, no one will catch them, bu...

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2008, a year of Last Hope? Medieval Ethiopia cancelled

Posted by Marco on January 14, 2013 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (5)

Since around 2008 I started looking for ruins on google earth, on rare ancient maps of Ethiopia and on mud and slippery local ground, where at times little misunderstandings from professional colleagues have made my job a bit harder.



Phillip Paulitshkes’ map, Harar section, 'ruinen' and 'Stadt', town mentioned in many places


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TELTELLE FALLS PARK

Posted by Marco on January 4, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A brief project proposal to promote the conservation of a singular natural wealth in Ambo town, within the campus of a blooming University compound.

 

History and background


Ambo town, now over 50,000 inhabitants, has been a trade gate to wilder west expanses since medieval Ethiopia and a prominent town during the Fascist occupation; it was then endowed with two forts, a post office and a major road. It probably first developed as a village around a n...

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A VISIT TO A NEW, AMAZING SITE

Posted by Marco on October 8, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

MEETING POINT: CLUB IN FRONT OF THE YES WATER FACTORY, ROAD TO SEBETA, 8.30 AM SUNDAY14th, 12 participants so far.

Sunday 14th Oct. us of Misrak Kirs, with noted Archaeologist Tecle Hagos, one of us, will be visiting this new site:

Sahle Selassie's Palace! Sahle, king of Shoa, b.1795, was the most powerful ruler in Ethiopia.

Found by prof. Marco, as usual, through research, ...

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A personal encouragement from President Girma

Posted by Marco on September 22, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We have visited HE Girma W/Ghiorghis, President of the Fed. Republic of Ethiopia, Thursday Sept 13th.

He had requested personally to see Prof. Marco, whose explorations and work he has been following since two years through the media and recounts from his personal friend Arianna Briganti, former head of the GTZ Harar Office, German State Cooperation.

He has watched with a...

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Founding Session, MISRAK KIRS association.

Posted by Marco on September 2, 2012 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We are meeting


Saturday September 22nd, 10.00 AM, at the Nyala Insurance headquarters, Protection House,


Up from Atlas hotel towards the Asmara rd., on the left.


To officialize the association,

And decide a first, or two first common actions.


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Enhancements to the Extended East Route

Posted by Marco on August 21, 2012 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

By Dr. Munib Wober, researcher, Harvard University

Note: we are absolutely proud to be followed and encouraged by a man of the stature of Dr. Munhib, we propose him to join our association as a Member at Large, hoping to be soon able to welcome him home again!   The Editor.


In this document, we present some enhancements to the Extended East Route proposed by the

visionary Prof. Marco Vigano. The enhance...

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Next meeting, Friday 17th August

Posted by Marco on August 11, 2012 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Our next meeting is Friday 17th August, 16.00 PM

At Ardi Cafe', right behind the National Museum in the new building,

direct access from the first road descending after the museum, to the right.


We received a visit from Munhib Wober, researcher, Harvard, who broght some discomforting news from Gursum. We need to act!

We will discuss:

1) Ways to transform our Extended East Route in a Gov't priority

2) How to save the Kundudo from evident, contin...

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A meeting of the Misrak Kirs Association

Posted by Marco on December 21, 2011 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Our next meet wil be on MONDAY APRIL 9th

at the GOETHE INSTITUT, ADDIS ABABA,

at the Cafe'

Some International Journalist should be present

AT 17.00 PM

YONAS the head of antiquity at the Ministry WANTS AN ACTION PLAN FROM US!

LET US NOT MISS YOUR VOICE!

YOU ARE WELCOME


Sada and Marco, our most active Scholars, preparing for a conference on the EER in ...

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