Lion of Judah
Lion of Judah
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Drmaing
Seoul, South Korea171 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
This monument in the capital of Ethiopia is interesting after listening from my tour Guide: has a very impressive sculpture in the center of the city.
Written June 4, 2019
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Fitsum Zewdu M
19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
One of the monuments in Addis right in front of the old train station and looking directly at the city hall across the Cherchil road
Written June 20, 2018
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WTH9
Philadelphia, PA582 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
I got stranded in addis due to a cancelled flight. I was given a hotel and meal voucher and my driver drove past on the way to the airport and we stopped for a photo
Written June 7, 2018
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,228 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Another short visit in the capital of Ethiopia to see the statue of Lion of Judah opposite the old railway station between Ethiopia and Djibouti. One minute is enough for a photo and to get rid of annoying kids running after you for money.
Written December 1, 2019
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Martin Z
Switzerland2,039 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
The Lion of Judah monument is located within the square in front of the old railway station at the end of the Winston Churchill Avenue, and yet it can easily be overlooked in this busy area full of traffic. The memorial was created by the French sculptor Georges Gardet in 1930 on the occasion of the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie l. on November 2, 1930, and it is made in gilded bronze, placed on a black granite pedestal decorated with relief portraits of Menelik II., Haile Selassie I., Empress Zewditu, and Ras Makonnen (1852-1906, General and Governor, and the father of Haile Selassie l.). The statue is symbol of Ethiopian Emperors and Ethiopia; and particularly well known in Ethiopia, because in the 1930s, when the sculpture had been taken to Rome, it was the cause of a protest against Italian colonialism by Eritrean patriot Zerai Deres, who wounded several people with a scimitar. For his gesture, Zerai Deres is celebrated by Eritrean and Ethiopian historiography as a patriot and national hero. The Lion of Judah statue remained in Rome until the 1960s, when it was returned to Ethiopia after the negotiations in Addis Ababa. Emperor Haile Selassie took part in the new inauguration ceremony in military uniform. After the 1974 revolution, the Derg regime thought of removing the monument, symbol of the monarchy, but an association of Arbegnuoc veterans (Ethiopian ex-combatants) claimed that it was a memory of Ethiopian antifascist resistance and a symbol of Ethiopia and thus, the regime agreed to leave the monument. It is indeed an important place to visit and access is free, although the monument itself, the walk way and the surrounding garden area is in a real need of maintenance.
Written May 5, 2018
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D O
Las Vegas, NV565 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
The statue is interesting you have to put up with a lot begging, etc. Include it in a day trip not really worth seeing on its own.
Written November 12, 2019
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shark_lassoer
Kauai, HI337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
It's an interesting statue but you can't get very close as of late August 2018 because it is blocked off with lines for construction.
Written August 30, 2018
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Jose A
Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Business
It's wort visiting, for all it stands for, the symbol of country that remained stubbornly free throughout almost 4000 years
Written August 25, 2018
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Stefano A
Reggio Emilia, Italy118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
A place to see. The Lion is one of the landmark of Addis Ababa. it's located in a very nice area of the city.
Written August 21, 2018
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StephenPaulSmith
Granite City, IL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The Lion of Judah statue was high on my list of places to see in Addis Ababa! It has been the symbol of Ethiopia for a very long time and truly embodies the spirit of it’s people. I can’t wait to return to this amazing city!
Written August 2, 2018
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