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Excavations at Aksum

an account of research at the ancient Ethiopian capital directed in 1972-4 by the late Dr. Neville Chittick

by S. C. Munro-Hay

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Published by British Institute in Eastern Africa in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Āksum (Ethiopia),
  • Ethiopia,
  • Āksum.
    • Subjects:
    • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ethiopia -- Āksum,
    • Āksum (Ethiopia) -- Antiquities,
    • Ethiopia -- Antiquities

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-355) and index.

      Statementby S.C. Munro-Hay ; with a foreword by J.E.G. Sutton ; and contributions by A. Kaczmarczyk ... [et al.] ; volume editor, D.W. Phillipson.
      SeriesMemoirs of the British Institute in Eastern Africa ;, no. 10, Memoir (British Institute in Eastern Africa) ;, no. 10.
      ContributionsKaczmarczyk, Alexander., Phillipson, D. W.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT390.A88 M864 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 359 p. :
      Number of Pages359
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1952375M
      ISBN 100500970084
      LC Control Number90179037

      Rodolfo Fattovich, Takla Hagos, Laurel Phillipson, Luisa Sernicola. THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MAP OF AKSUM, TIGRAY, NORTHERN ETHIOPIA. Located in the central zone of the present Regional State of Tigray, northern Ethiopia, Aksum is the most important religious center of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and a very important symbol of Ethiopian cultural identity. projects operated in the vicinity of Aksum. The largest was that of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, directed by the late Dr Neville Chittick, which completed a reconnaissance and two full seasons of what was planned as a wide-ranging investigation on ancient Aksum (Chittick ). More limited excavations were conducted by Lanfranco.

      The excavations of the ss in Ethiopia, and the studies of a few scholars in recent years, have increased the scope of our information about the country's history and civilisation, and the time has now come when a general introduction to Aksum should be of value to interested readers and students of ancient history alike. Today, Aksum is a dusty, regional market town of ab in northern Ethiopia. If people have heard of it, perhaps it is on account of another queen: the Biblical Sheba. According to the Kebra Nagast (Book of the Glory of the Kings), an earlyth-century compilation that chronicles Ethiopia's rulers, Solomon and Sheba had a son, Menelik.

      Archaeological excavations undertaken in Aksum at Gangua Edaga also known as Arbaetu Ensesa in and show two phases of church construction. The earlier one is a three-aisle basilica, a late Aksumite church, with an apsidal sanctuary Cited by: 1. Daily Life in Aksum Aksum was a powerful and wealthy ancient kingdom. Located in East Africa, it was very infl uential between A.D. 50 and During this time, goods from all over the ancient world were traded in Aksum. Immense wealth moved through Adulis, Aksum’s main port. In this thriving kingdom, the daily life ofFile Size: KB.


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Excavations at Aksum by S. C. Munro-Hay Download PDF EPUB FB2

As usual, more information produces more problems; we cannot claim to have more than begun to solve them, but a good deal of progress has been made, and the general schema of Aksumite history presented by this book has greatly benefited from Chittick’s work.

The excavations explored a large number of sites in and around present-day Aksum. In the 1st millennium AD, Ethiopia was home to the great civilisation of Aksum, one of the world’s first Christian kingdoms. But what came before Aksum.

A joint Ethiopian-German project near Wuqro in the Tigray highlands is uncovering unprecedented finds and revealing a fascinating picture, as Steven Matthews and Saskia Büchner explain.

Ancient Ethiopia Aksum: Its Antecedents and Successors is a good introduction written by Anthropologist David W. Phillipson on Ancient Ethiopia.

Readers should note that it was written by an Anthropologist based on his field research and reads quite differently from a general historical narrative, but it is still by: introducing me to Aksumite studies during the important excavations which he directed at Aksum between andand for his continued subsequent encouragement.

His excavations at Aksum completely altered many concepts about Aksumite Ethiopia, clarifying certain points and, inevitably, raising new questions. In I was invited by. Aksum was, during the first seven centuries AD, the capital of a major state, centred on the highlands of northern Ethiopia, Eritrea, which exercised a powerful influence on international trade.

Christianity was adopted in the 4th century and Aksum played a vitally important role in the rise of Ethiopian civilisation.5/5(1). book on Aksumite archaeology appeared before the First World War (Littmann, ), new studies based on archaeological excavation are long overdue. The architectural, numismatic, chronological and general cultural information revealed by Chittick's excavations has radically changed the impression gained of Aksum and its.

The Book of Aksum (Ge'ez መጽሐፈ ፡ አክሱም maṣḥafa aksūm, Amharic: meṣhafe aksūm, Tigrinya: meṣḥafe aksūm, Latin: Liber Axumae) is the name accepted since the time of James Bruce for a collection of documents from St.

Mary's Cathedral of Aksum providing information on Ethiopian earliest parts of the collection date to the midth century during the reign.

The Kingdom of Aksum was a trading empire centered in Eritrea and northern Ethiopia. It existed approximately – AD, growing from the Iron Age proto-Aksumite period c. fourth century BC to achieve prominence by the first century AD.

According to the Book of Aksum, Aksum's first capital, Mazaber, was built by Itiyopis, son of l: Aksum. Archaeological excavations undertaken at the Ezana Stone Thrones Site (Sado)also known as Arbaetu Ensesa at Aksum, Ethiopia, in and show two phases of church : Tekle Hagos.

Excavations at Aksum (Munro-Hay ) is a book-length report on excavations of principal mortuary monuments within the site of Axum, located in Tigre Province, Ethiopia. Field work was conducted during the years under the direction of H. Neville Chittick. 3 Acknowledgement The Author would like to thank all institutions and individuals who participated or contributed in the excavations at Aksum, publications and editing this book.

Axum was the centre of the marine trading power known as the Aksumite Empire, which predated the earliest mentions in Roman-era writings. Around CE, its ruler was converted to Christianity byunder the reign of the Emperor Kaleb, Axum was a quasi-ally of Byzantium against the Sasanian Empire which had adopted historical Country: Ethiopia.

Archaeological rescue Excavations at Aksum,EthiopiaThe Ethiopian Cultural Heritage Project, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, a book. Butzer, K. Rise and fall of Axum, Ethiopia: a geo-archaeological an Antiquity – Google ScholarCited by: 9.

Archaeological excavations at Aksum were first undertaken by Enno Littman in and concentrated on the monuments and the elite cemeteries. The British Institute in Eastern Africa excavated at Aksum beginning in the s, under the direction of Neville Chittick and his student, Stuart Munro-Hay.

The capital city of the empire, also called Aksum, was based in what is now northern Ethiopia, and was once a wealthy metropolis, cultural and economic center.

Aksum was a major player in the commercial route between the Roman Empire and Ancient India, exporting ivory, tortoise shell, gold and emeralds, and importing silk, spices, and other goods. Aksum: An African Civilisation of Late Antiquity capital carved centre Chittick Christian church coinage Contenson Conti Rossini D'MT decorated Egypt emperor Endubis Ethiopia evidence excavations Ezana fourth century Frumentius Gabra Masqal Ge'ez gold coins Greek Gudit Habashat Hadhramawt Himyar Himyarite Huntingford important issues.

Archaeology at Aksum, Ethiopia, London: British Institute in Eastern Africa, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: D W Phillipson; Jacqueline Sharon Phillips; Ayele Tarekegn.

Get this from a library. Excavations at Aksum: an account of research at the ancient Ethiopian capital directed in by the late Dr. Neville Chittick. [S C Munro-Hay; Alexander Kaczmarczyk; D W Phillipson]. Excavations at Aksum: An account of research at the ancient Ethiopian capital directed in by the late Dr.

Neville Chittick (Memoirs of the British Institute in Eastern Africa) Munro-Hay, S. C Published by British Institute in Eastern Africa (). The capital city of their kingdom, also called Aksum, was located in present-day northern Ethiopia.

At the height of their power, the Aksumite controlled parts of present-day Yemen and Saudi Arabia. What did their buildings look like? Excavations in Aksum revealed much about Askumite buildings.Excavations at Aksum: An Account of Research at the Ancient Ethiopian Capital Directed in –74 by the late Dr Neville Chittick.

London: British Institute in Eastern Africa. Munro-Hay, Cited by: 9.The excavations of the ss in Ethiopia, and the studies of a few scholars in recent years have increased the scope of our information about the country’s history and civilization, and the time has now come when a general introduction to Aksum should be of value to interested readers and students of ancient history alike.