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post Dejazmach Gabra Sellase

December 30th, 2007

Filed under: Academic Cooperations — Admassu @ 01:36

Dejazmach Gabra Sellase came from a famous old family living in the province of Tigre and was a close relative of Emperor John IV. It was a fortunate coincidence that he happened to be Governor of Tigre and Nebura’ed of Aksum at the time when Enno Littmann was working there (January to April 1906).

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Dajazmach Gabra Sellase Barya Gabr (1872 - 1930)

Littmann could not have found a better friend and more responsible assistant. Much of the information which he provided found its way into the writings on Aksum by Littmann, Krencker and Lüpke.

In this context it is proper to remember those men in Aksum who cooperated with Littmann and his companions as scholars and transmitters of historical traditions, such as Mamher Gabra Mika’el, Bajerond Gabra Sellase and others who must remain nameless.

Source
Booklet: “Three Hundred Years of Ethiopian-German Academic Collaboration.”
Author: Eike Haberland
1986. 39 pages, EUR 5,—. ISBN 3-515-04766-2
Frobenius Institute
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
Frankfurt, Germany

1 Comment »

  1. Very informative articles. Thanks.

    Comment by Kokebe — 7. January 2008 @ 15:45

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