Addis Ababa, St George's Cathedral & Entoto Maryam Church
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St George's Cathedral is an Orthodox cathedral in Addis Ababa. It is noted for its distinctive octagonal form. Empress Zewditu of Ethiopia was crowned at this Cathedral in 1917, and Emperor Haile Selassie was crowned there in 1930, and it became a pilgrimage site for Rastafarians.
Mount Entoto is the highest peak overlooking Addis Ababa. It is a sacred place and there are many monasteries here. Back in 1882 Menelik II left the royal grounds of Ankober and built his palace here. It is from here that he (his wife Empress Taitu actually) saw Addis Ababa (Beautiful Flower) which subsequently became the capital of Ethiopia.Menelik II and his wife Taitu built a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary here, the Maryam Church. The emperor was actually crowned in his church in 1889 and subsequently made it the head church.
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