US Ambassador Travels to Dire Dawa and Harar (12/02/10)

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Author : Embassy of the US. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Year : 2010

In Harar, on Tuesday, November 30, the Ambassador  took  part in a ceremony marking the completion of the renovations of the historic Teferi Mekonnen Palace and made a donation of equipment to the ongoing effort to preserve and archive the important Islamic manuscript collection housed in the Palace (now called the Harar City Museum).  The Teferi Mekonnen Palace renovation was funded through a $35,000 grant from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation to Harar’s Bureau of Culture and Tourism.  The equipment provided by the U.S. Embassy to help preserve, display and archive the Islamic Manuscript collection is valued at approximately $27,000.