H.I.M Haile Selassie was born in 1892 at the city of Harar; Ras Tafari Makonnen, as he was then known became regent in 1916. He ascended the throne in 1930 as Haile selassie 1. He was a member of the dynastic line which had occupied the throne of Ethiopia since the legendary union of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.His father was a cousin and the leading general of Emperor Menelik 11 who ruled at the turn of the century.
Ethiopia - A Lalibela Priest holding a beautiful Ethiopian Processional Cross
Sacerdote Ortodoxo Cristiano con una Biblia pintada antigua.
Africa | Excerpts from a 264 page illustrated prayer book from Ethiopia | 16th - 18th century | Parchment, bound in leather (or some other animal hide) with wooden covers on the front and back. The text is written in the Ge’ez alphabet, the traditional liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox | The Christian roots of Ethiopia can be traced back to the 4th century AD.