Trekkings around Gursum and in the Kundudo Park, the best rock paintings found in Ethiopia. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/ Trekkings around Gursum and in the Kundudo Park, the best rock paintings found in Ethiopia. A view over Gursum From Mount Stinico http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109153 79109153 Gursum stroll An active town, Gursum http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79108946 79108946 Trek to the top Most trekkings to the top of Mt. Kundudo start from Bedada, facing the beautiful North Face. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80757904 80757904 Cultivations under the Kundudo Mainly Chat, Cata edulis, the stimulating leaf. irrigated from the springs that have formed the best caves found in Africa so far. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79108947 79108947 A lone tree http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79108948 79108948 My kid friends Abdulwases' family. He is Gursum's Lord major, his kids are festive and seem to like me... http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79108949 79108949 A Dragonfly http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79108950 79108950 A fly http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79108951 79108951 Gursum colours http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109152 79109152 Starling A metallic Starling greets us just outside Gursum http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109154 79109154 Girls http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109155 79109155 Village house http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109156 79109156 Biyyu Negheya Friendly people where in the past the cave access had been disputed to foreigners by hostile locals. A local speleo young covers his helmet with yellow flowers http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109157 79109157 Gursum Ghebeya Our market http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109160 79109160 More market http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109162 79109162 Hiwet hotel A very simple rest place in town http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109166 79109166 Selam Hotel An old building in town http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109168 79109168 Main road http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109170 79109170 Mount Stinico http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109164 79109164 Another starling, up some dense acacia shrub around the Kundudo http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80757902 80757902 Joining walking http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109172 79109172 Wefcho The main Gursum mill http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109174 79109174 Euphorbias Some of these few remnants around the Kundudo can be centuries old. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79475964 79475964 Marco and Ernesto Marco, left, made all the Gursum area photoes in this album, Jan 2010. Goda Roriisso Paintings portrayed by Laura Rodolfi. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80757901 80757901 Granitic rocks In Day Feres, an hamlet between Abwarre and Fugnan Hujuba, on the way from Gursum to the Kundudo. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79109176 79109176 Where the best rock paintings are This view from Mt. Stinico presents where the proposed park starts, Gara Gedi, and the location of the new paintings recovered. Ilalami Gudo, or 'the big twin' is the round peak on the extreme left. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80757903 80757903 A dense set Of various prehistoric rock paintings http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112664 79112664 More styles http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112665 79112665 Goda Rorisso A whole rock wall, 15m by six, totally painted in four colours http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112666 79112666 View http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112667 79112667 Trying to interpret I am showing some older paintings to the four photographers accompanying me and my wife Seble. The rock was found on April 3th, Easter's eve late afternoon. I cried so much as I first entered the anfract under a huge granitic rock that some tought I had fallen. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112668 79112668 Human figures and geometrics http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112669 79112669 Cow herders I counted well over 150 cows. The herders, a couple seen here. According to Dr. Luca Bachechi, academician from Florence University and one of Europe's most noted Rock painting specialists, these are more recent than others, and were painted with the fingers, no brush or stick. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112670 79112670 Python Pantocrator A two metres serpent dominates the whole set http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112671 79112671 Geometric curiosities http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112672 79112672 http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112673 79112673 Cows and Spirals The mainly white cows are clearly superimposed on a more ancient colourful design. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79112674 79112674 Hitherto unknown to science An High definition shot of so many paintings. The older black figures are men. Only here they appear as connected. No one has ever published this rock paintings. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=79124379 79124379 Partial overview Defintely, now Goda Roriisso is on the world map. Many will visit this amazing, pleasant, accessible and totally safe locality. In the photo, Prof. marco discussing with alocal elder, photographers Marco Adorno and Laura Rodolfi. Photo, courtesy Danilo Baratelli http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80348477 80348477 Emily's Photo Emily taylor who was with us on the day of the discovery, sent me this nice view with a local Oromo chat peasant and pastor. http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82046298 82046298 A park in the making Some of the main visiting places in the new park. An adventure in the making! http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80764835 80764835 Its main peaks http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80774595 80774595 Its boundaries http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=80774596 80774596 On the way to the paintings A beautiful Agama lizard come to say hallo! http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82654323 82654323 Bye Kundudo! A clever pose by Emily http://etio.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=82046838 82046838