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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 168,366 / 533 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.2
LoC Category: AE
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Added to site: 2011.09.03
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Genre: Reference
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es considerable conquests in South Arabia, which, however, must have been lost to the Axumites by A.D. 378. They claim to rule the Kasu or Meroitic Ethiopians; and the fifth inscription records an expedition along the Atbara and the Nile to punish the Nuba and Kasu, and a fragment of a Greek inscription from Meroe was recognized by Sayce as commemorating a king of Axum. Except for these inscriptions Axumite history is a blank until in the 6th century we find the Axumite king sending an expedition to wreck the Jewish state then existing in S. Arabia, and reducing that country to a state of vassalage: the king is styled in Ethiopian chronicles Caleb (Kaleb), in Greek and Arabic documents El-Esbaha. In the 7th century a successor to this king, named Abraha or Abraham, gave refuge to the persecuted followers of Mahomet at the beginning of his career (see ARABIA: History, ad init.). A few more names of kings occur on coins, which were struck in Greek characters till about A.D. 700, after which time that l

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