The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)on June 27, 2011 announced that it has added the ‘Konso Cultural Landscape of Ethiopia’ to it's World Heritage List.
Konso Cultural Landscape of Ethiopia Pic- UNESCO
Konso Cultural Landscape is a 55km2 arid property of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia. It constitutes a spectacular example of a living cultural tradition stretching back 21 generations (more than 400 years) adapted to its dry hostile environment. The landscape demonstrates the shared values, social cohesion and engineering knowledge of its communities.