On this day in 1270, Emperor Yekuno Amlak became the king of kings of Ethiopia. Claiming descent from the Biblical King Solomon, Amlak began a dynasty that lasted until 1974 and was home to the Ethiopian Orthodoz Tewahedo Church, one of the only non-colonial Christian churches on the African continent. You may use this page to discuss medieval kingdoms, long lasting dynasties, or to engage in wide ranging, off topic discourse. Find previous discussions in the Open Thread archive and visit our new Open Discussion page. Excepting the entreaty that you remain on topic, all of Slate’s usual commenting policies apply.
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