Public Art in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia.The site was chosen by Empress Taytu Betul and the city
was founded by her husband, Emperor Menelik II, in 1886 . In May 1936, Italian troops invaded Addis Ababa
during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War and the city became the capital of Italian East Africa from 1936 to 1941.
During World War II the British Commonwealth of Nations and several allies joined forces to oust Italy.
Emperor Haile Selassie returned to Addis Ababa on May the 5th, 1941 to begin rebuilding his capital. Today it's a