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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

Abyssinia General

- Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:32:46 EST MffvHEZt No.57300
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It's obvious that most of African history is either lumped into one generalized plot line of "primitive city-states" pre colonialism, or overshadowed by Egypt or mostly ignored all together. I want to talk about the most overlooked empire/empires in Africa, and possibly the world.
As far back as D'mt, Axum and then Abyssinia, the nation-state that is now Ethiopia is a deeply ancient culture and history that has played major roles in world history, dating back thousands of years. Before we get bogged down into "starving Ethiopian" meme's, lets take a second to discuss Ethiopian history, and maybe share some ideas about why it might not ever be talked about in our "post-colonial" society.

Let's have at it!
Hedda Wavingford - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:23:41 EST MffvHEZt No.57303 Reply
I knew there has been ancient forms of Judaism practiced in Ethiopia for millenia, but I never knew it had it's own kingdom! super interesting

bump for more
Shit Gengerridge - Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:42:55 EST kI8uAvwR No.57311 Reply
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>Black AND Jewish?
Ethiopia has a pretty unique history with all three Abrahamic religions from their earliest days. It's been home to Beta Israel since time immemorial, was one of the first official Christian states in the world, and provided shelter to Muhammad's persecuted early disciples during the First Hijarat. And this is after centuries of contact and cultural exchange with ancient Egypt, Felix Arabia, the Swahili Coast and the greater Indian Ocean trading network.

(((Abyssinia))) is one of the big unsung historical pillars of both the Western and Near Eastern traditions.
Phineas Nabblepetch - Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:04:39 EST QMKnB+lX No.57331 Reply
lol, I learned about these guys from EU IV.
Charlemagne - Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:26:17 EST 7moSACzs No.57334 Reply
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Ethiopian art is pretty interesting. It's got this almost anime style to it and of course you get Ethiopian Jesus. And their script is some fantasy shit, having been around since at least the first century AD, being descended from a Bronze Age Arabic script.
Charlemagne - Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:28:27 EST 7moSACzs No.57335 Reply
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Here's a pic of Ge'ez. Would have shared an alphabet table but then you don't really get a feel for what it looks like.

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