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1

Who were the major ancient Ethiopian people?

Shebans

2

Where were the Shebans based?

Yemen

3

When did the Shebans exist?

1200Bc-275AD

4

Which kingdom came about after the fall of the Shebans?

Himyarites

5

Where was the Aksumite capital?

Aksum

6

When were the Aksumites prominent and most powerful?

100-940

7

Where did the Aksumites control?

Ethiopia, n Yemen

8

What language did the Aksumites speak?

Ge'ez

9

What language family does Ge'ez belong to?

Semitic

10

Where is Ge'ez used today?

Liturgy of Ethiopian Catholic Church

11

What funded the Aksumite empire?

Ports used by merchants

12

What year were the Aksumites Christianised?

c 300 AD

13

What happened in Ethiopia between 900 and 1000?

Dark age

14

Which dynasty ruled in Ethiopia between 900-1270?

Zagoue

15

Where were the Zagoues centred?

Lasta, south of Aksum

16

What did the Zagoues build?

rock-hewn churches

17

How many Zagoue kings were there?

We don't know

18

Who replaced the Zagoues?

Solomonites

19

Who founded the Solomonite dynasty, and when did he rule?

Yekouno Amlak, 1270-1285