Mekele

Two imperial castles are reminders that at one time Mekele was the capital of Ethiopia. In the market, the rock salt carried from the Danakil dessert is still bartered today.

Mekele is a rapidly developing town, center of agriculture and industrial development. From Mekelle, excursion can be made to see the most beautiful of innumerable medieval rock-hewn churches, cut and hidden in the rocks.

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