Ethiopian Dynasties

People of African descent cherish the history of Ethiopian dynasties as the model of Africa before the invasion of European colonialism. The first Ethiopian kingdoms were progressive civilizations. These dynasties flourished during the same eras as the pharaohs of Egypt.

The city of Aksum was home to the first African kingdom to mint coins. The Kingdom of Aksum (also spelled Axum) had an outstanding military that was able to cross the continent to go into battles. The Aksum ruled parts of Asia as well as parts of Africa. It is said that the Ark of the Covenant, which holds the remnants of the 10 Commandments is protected by Coptic monks of Aksum. The Aksum also had a high literacy rate and superior architecture which is evident in remaining churches, monuments, and cemeteries.

In the 17th century, the Zagwe Dynasty ruled Ethiopia. The Zagwe, (also spelled Zague) succeeded the Aksum Kingdom by marriage to the daughter of the last Aksum king. The early dynasties were of lineage to King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and others dating back to 1268. Ethiopia was said to be a land of kings. The term Negus was used to describe a sovereign ruler of a territory of unique history. Ethiopia was said to have Negus and kings of kings.   Photos of Obelisk at Aksum kindly provided by exclusive proprietor

4 Responses to “Ethiopian Dynasties”

  1. Ishmael Akbar, Akbar The Great Says:

    We the African descents now living in these United States here in North America. We are the seeds that are dead and buried above ground, awaiting to come alive after burial beneath ground. Are we the offspring of our Original Internal Divine Seed? that has the ability to produce a people of like kind, like the people of the first and second Dynasty of Ethiopia. Who are we?

    Written by: Ishmael Akbar, Akbar The Great (2010)

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