April 22, 2017

The Monastery of Aferbeine, Ethiopia, 1843

Ethiopia, or Abyssinia, as Europeans commonly called it in the nineteenth century, was an old Christian kingdom located in the Horn of Africa. It was long involved in the slave trade across the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Saharan Desert. As the suppression of the African slave trade gradually shifted to the east, Ethiopia became a constant target in the suppression campaign.
The Illustrated London News, 30 December 1843. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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