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Friday, March 25, 2005

History Lesson: The Battle Of Magdala

By Thomas Keyes

In antiquity, the name Ethiopia did not denote what is today called Ethiopia, but instead referred to Nubia or Cush, which is mentioned in the Bible in various places and corresponds more nearly to today's Sudan, or part of it. There were some few references and legends possibly referring to today's Ethiopia from about 3000 BC, including the Biblical story of the Queen of Sheba, who is variously thought to have come from either Ethiopia or Yemen. Until the 20th century, Ethiopia was called Abyssinia. Continue...

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