Tens of thousands of Ethiopians cheered, as a 1,700-year-old giant stone obelisk was returned to where it once stood. The two slender carved columns were taken by Italian invaders in the 1930’s. U.N. engineers have helped install it to its original location in Axum. This ancient and holy city was once the centre of a […]Read More
Posts tagged Ethiopian history
Menelik Beer Ad From Belgium, Europe
Who is Menelik? Menelik I is the first Solomonic Emperor of Ethiopia, is traditionally believed to be the son of King Solomon of ancient Israel and Makeda, ancient Queen of Sheba. He is alleged to have ruled around 950 BC, according to traditional sources. Tradition credits him with bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia, following […]Read More
African Descendants In Europe During Roman & Medieval Times?
Quote: Roman York has multiple people probably from North Africa, but even more people who are of “black/mixed race” ancestry (11-51%). –Dr. Caitlin Green The 1,800-year-old face of ‘Beachy Head Lady’ is revealed for the first time thanks to 3D scanning. Unusually Beachy Head Lady is from sub-Saharan Africa which was outside of the Roman […]Read More
The Adungu Harp of Uganda & other African Lyres like the Kora is almost identical to the ancient Egyptian Arched harp?
THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HARP Elaborately decorated model arched harp: the underside of the soundbox, which is in the shape of a ladle, is rounded and finely carved. It ends in a human head, turned slightly to the left, with lengthy wig and double crown. The Adungu Harp of Uganda is strikingly similar to an example […]Read More
Ancient African Mathematics from Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s ancient and advanced system of mathematics is the same sophisticated system that modern computers use today. The strange and ancient method of multiplication that Ethiopian merchants used for thousands of years is explained. Using an example of multiplying 11 by 15 and using coffee beans as counters, the method of halving the 11 and […]Read More
Ancient Metal Clamp & Keystone Cuts found in Axum, Ethiopia, South of the Sahara, Africa
The keystone cuts were found near the tombs of King Remhai & King Kaleb? Once carved, molten metal was poured into the joint to strengthen it and stop lateral movement of ancient megalithic stones. I’m not sure as to why it seems like the general populous doesn’t know that Ethiopia has a 7,000+ year old history. I […]Read More
Ethiopian King Ras Mäkonnen
Ras Mäkonnen Wäldä-Mika’él (May 8, 1852 – March 21, 1906), or simply Ras Makonnen, was a general and the governor of Harar province in Ethiopia, and the father of Tafari Mäkonnen (later known as Emperor Haile Selassie I). His father was Fitawrari Woldemikael Gudisa of Shewa. Makonnen was a grandson of Negus Sahle Selassie of Shewa through his mother, Leult Tenagnework […]Read More
Ethiopian King Memnon Was A Greek Mythical Character?
To the ancient Greeks, the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa were known collectively as Ethiopians, literally ‘those with burnt faces’. Theirs was a fabled land connected to the Greek world in myth. For example, there is the Ethiopian princess Andromeda, rescued by Perseus, and Memnon, who led the Ethiopians in the Trojan War. –Black-figured amphora. Greek, […]Read More
The Departure of Memnon for Troy, Greek
In Greek mythology, Memnon (Greek: Mέμνων) was an Ethiopian king and son of Tithonus and Eos. –The departure of Memnon for Troy. Greek, circa 550-525 BC. Black-figure vase. Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, Belgium. As a warrior he was considered to be almost Achilles’ equal in skill. During the Trojan War, he brought an army […]Read More
King Negus Negash Najashi of Abyssinia, Africa
Negus is an Amharic word for King. The Negus was the Christian king of Abyssinia in the seventh century. Negus is a royal title in the Ethiopian Semitic languages. It denotes a monarch such as the Bahri Negus of the Medri Bahri in pre-1890 Eritrea and the Negus in pre-1974 Ethiopia. The title has subsequently been used to translate […]Read More
QUEEN: Maharani Bamba Duleep Singh aka Bamba Müller
Her Father Ludwig Muller was a German banker and her mother Sofia was Abyssinian, Ethiopian, African. She was born on July 6, 1848 in Cairo, Egypt. The Maharaja Duleep Singh fell for her charm & beauty, within 5 months they married at Alexandria in Egypt, on 7 June 1864. Both of them wore European dress apart from Duleep, who […]Read More
Empress Taytu Betul
She was a (c.1851–1918) formidable Queen and Empress of Ethiopia. An astute diplomat determined to resist imperialist designs on her country, she increasingly opposed any negotiations that would result in the loss of Ethiopian territory. When diplomacy gave way to war, she rode out at the head of her own army, at her husband’s side. -Portrait […]Read More
Empress Zewditu of Ethiopia, Africa
Zewditu (also spelled Zawditu or Zauditu) was an Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930. The first female head of an internationally recognized state in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the first Empress regnant of the Ethiopian Empire perhaps since the legendary Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, her reign was noted for the […]Read More
Ancient Beauty Secrets Of Biblical Or Mythical Proportions?
King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, Cleopatra and King Herod all bathed in the Dead Sea and enjoyed its healing properties. Dead Sea Salt and Dead Sea Mud have been recognized by millions of people as a single source of health and beauty since the days of Herod the Great, more than 2,000 years ago. […]Read More