Ethiopia Rock Art Gallery

Ethiopia is the biggest country of the Horn of Africa, a very diverse country which has traditionally been a melting pot of cultures, religions and ethnicities, acting as a crossroads between the Nile valley region, the Red Sea and East Africa. Most rock art is located in the southern part of the country, although smaller concentrations have been documented near the borders with Eritrea, Sudan and Kenya. Ethiopian rock art shows strong similarities with other countries in the Horn of Africa as well as Sudan and mostly consists of cow depictions dated from the 3rd millennium onwards, although other animals, anthropomorphic figures and geometric symbols are also fairly common.