Zagwe Dynasty

line of 12th- and 13th-century Ethiopian kings who combined a nomadic military life with an impassioned desire to build monuments to their Christian ... [2 related articles]
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Zagwe dynasty

The Zagwe dynasty (ዛጉዬ) was a historical kingdom in present-day Ethiopia. It ruled large parts of the territory from approximately 900 to 1270, when the last Zagwe King Za-Ilmaknun was killed in battle by the forces of Yekuno Amlak. The name of the dynasty is thought to come from the Ge`ez phrase Ze-Agaw, meaning `Dynasty of the Agaw` in ......
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