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From: "~Ford~" <>
Subject: Re: POSSIBLE GATEWAY: FROM AFRICA TO EUROPE
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 18:51:46 -0600
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----- Original Message -----
From: "~Ford~" <>
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Sent: Monday, 15 March, 2004 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: POSSIBLE GATEWAY: FROM AFRICA TO EUROPE
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "david hughes" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, 14 March, 2004 7:31 PM
> Subject: POSSIBLE GATEWAY: FROM AFRICA TO EUROPE
>
> <chop>
>
>
> Lalibela was brother's-son to Yemrahana Krestos, (1039-1079, or
> 1133-1172), which latter was the son of Marari/Mara Takla Haymanot,
> (916-919, or 1117-1133). The _History of the Patriarchs_, which
usually just refers to the kings anonymously, calls him, 'Lalibala son of
Shanuda ("the
Lion"), of the race of al-Nakba'. Other sources add his throne-name, Gabra
Masqal, and an
epithet, '_be'esi `azzal_', `the strong man'.
http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Ethiopia/zagwe.htm gives much the same
information as Host Kingdom, and states, 'The Zagwe continued to rule in
Lasta until ca. 1330, and provided the governors of that province,
thereafter.'
<snip>
> Also of interest may be the name of Lalibela's grandfather, 'Haymanot'.
> This is a vernacularization of Hadrahmut, or Himyar, a kingdom in the
South
> of the Arabian peninsula, with which Axum and Abyssinia had had dealings,
> and alliances for years. Perhaps Takla Haymanot's mother came thence?
> Perhaps Takla Haymanot, himself, came from there to assimilate the
Axumites?
>
>
> Respectfully and sincerely,
> Ford


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