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Contacts between Ethiopia and South Arabia in the first millenium AD: an overview

Abstract : Relations between northern Ethiopia and South Arabia in Antiquity have been much discussed, most publications focusing on the fi rst millennium BC. Relations during the first millennium AD have received less attention, apart from studies of dramatic events during the 6th century. A general framework of these contacts is proposed, along with new observations about contacts between the two sides of the Red Sea, in particular from the 1st to the 6th century AD. During ancient times, the two cultures seem, at fi rst sight, to be quite different; but a closer look at the evidence from inscriptions and excavations (architectural features and building techniques) discovers that the two areas maintained contacts, which varied over time, and often evolved in like manner.
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Fabienne Dugast, Iwona Gajda. Contacts between Ethiopia and South Arabia in the first millenium AD: an overview. Mounir Arbach; Jérémie Schiettecatte. Pre-Islamic South Arabia and its Neighbours : New Developments of Research (Proceedings of the 17th Rencontres sabéennes, 6-8 June 2013, Paris), Archaeopress British Foundation for the Study of Arabia Monographs, pp.79-94, 2017, British Archaeological Reports - International Series 2740. ⟨hal-01670740⟩



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