Ethiopia is a country rich in history, culture and mystery and a country with unique natural beauty, long tradition, hospitable people and interesting cuisine – this is Ethiopia. Perched on a high plateau in a region known as the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is an old country, old beyond all imaginings. As Abyssinia, its culture and traditions date back over 3000 years. And far earlier than that, in a corner of this country of mystery and contrast, lived “Lucy”, dated from 3.5 million years ago, and the 4.4 million year old Homo ramidus afarensis, man’s oldest anthropoid ancestor. Ethiopia is a land of wonder and enchantment, a country with one of the richest histories on the African continent, a land of contrasts and surprises, of remote and wild places, home to cultured and friendly people who are descended from some of the world's oldest civilizations.