Tewodros ll Square - Visit Ethiopia

Tewodros ll Square

Tewodros ll Square dedicated to the first Modern Emperor of Ethiopia Tewodros ll and his canon that was manufactured during his reign. After experiencing an utter defeat with technologically superior Egyptians, Tewdros understand the vitality of modern armament towards a strong and unified Ethiopia. He established a technology industry village in a place called Gafat and forced the imprisoned British citizens to manufacture a canon and the prisoners produced the much-anticipated cannon called Sebastopol. Despite the exalted value of the emperor to the cannon, it ends up useless. But the technological advancement quest of the emperor still lingers in the minds of many Ethiopians. The cannon which are found in the middle of the square is the bronze replica of the original cannon.