Aksum and the Northern Horn of Africa

  title={Aksum and the Northern Horn of Africa},
  author={D. Phillipson},
  journal={Artificial Intelligence},
Rich and varied sources are now available for reconstructing the past in Africa’s northern Horn. Results of archaeological investigation are supplemented from inscriptions, coinage, and from accounts by Graeco-Roman historians and visitors (including Byzantine ambassadors), while historical linguistics and studies of oral tradition (some of which was later recorded in writing by Ethiopians themselves) are also informative. Until the mid-20th century, most of the knowledge that was readily… Expand

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