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by James Dahl
13 Mar 2019, 11:32
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: The intriguing Gadla Abuna Aragawi: a window and clue into lost Aksumite history
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: The intriguing Gadla Abuna Aragawi: a window and clue into lost Aksumite history

You have already answered many of my questions before I even raise them, but I will appreciate if you answer the following extra questions: who is the king that was defeated by Yodith ? who is the king who defeted Yodith? Was she defeated and killed in Haramat, near Hawzen? Was her grave identified...
by James Dahl
12 Mar 2019, 20:50
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: The intriguing Gadla Abuna Aragawi: a window and clue into lost Aksumite history
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: The intriguing Gadla Abuna Aragawi: a window and clue into lost Aksumite history

As to your point regarding the historical continuity between the Christian kingdom from 700 to 945 then from 985 until 1117 to the Zagwe and then following Yekuno Amlak's coup d'etat the Amhara kingdom from 1270. The dynastic changes were not state changes, it was the same state. The biggest cleavag...
by James Dahl
12 Mar 2019, 20:34
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: The intriguing Gadla Abuna Aragawi: a window and clue into lost Aksumite history
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: The intriguing Gadla Abuna Aragawi: a window and clue into lost Aksumite history

This is the problem though is that between Del Naod consecrating Debre Istafanos in the 7th year of his reign in 868 it is nearly a century before Gudit captures Aksum in around 945. Unless there are impossibly long reigns there is probably more than 1 king between Del Naod and Gudit, probably at le...
by James Dahl
12 Mar 2019, 19:31
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: The intriguing Gadla Abuna Aragawi: a window and clue into lost Aksumite history
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

Re: The intriguing Gadla Abuna Aragawi: a window and clue into lost Aksumite history

I believe Yekuno Amlak is the direct descendant of Del Naod but of a cadet branch which went on to rule Bulga region from Tegulet castle. There are 9 generations between Yekuno Amlak and Del Naod which is 250-300 years. Del Naod died around 880 and Yekuno Amlak died in 1270 so that's about right. Ye...
by James Dahl
12 Mar 2019, 15:08
Forum: Ethiopian News & Opinion
Topic: The intriguing Gadla Abuna Aragawi: a window and clue into lost Aksumite history
Replies: 15
Views: 1099

The intriguing Gadla Abuna Aragawi: a window and clue into lost Aksumite history

Originally posted on my blog at https://historyinthehorn.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/the-intriguing-gadla-abuna-aragawi-a-window-and-clue-into-lost-aksumite-history/ The accurate history of the Empire of Aksum has been lost. This is undeniable for two reasons. The first reason is simply that much of th...