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Abstract

Identification and documentation of the heritage potential of Ethiopia’s tourism resources is in its infant stage among which Adwa’s resources are considered. Therefore this study is conducted to disclose the potentials of heritages in Adwa, Ethiopia. The objective is to disclose and describe the outstanding heritages of Adwa, Ethiopia. The methods used were fieldwork, observation and literature review. The major results are: that Adwa is home to several notable archaeological sites, historical events, religious places, as well as beautiful mountain chains and highland scenery. The heritage potential includes Yeha cultural and historical site and the Monastery of Aba (Father) Aftse, the archaeological site of Siba’at; the Monastery of Aba Gerima; the battlefield of Adwa as well as the ruins of Fremona. In general, Adwa is a symbol of African pride for its victory over Italy during colonial era, it is the center of extraordinary mountain chains, a land of archeological and religious treasures. It is recommended that these extraordinary heritages need to be conserved, developed and promoted.

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