Sacred City of the Ethiopians travel & research in Abyssinia JAMES THEODORE BENT 1896 Expedition Ethiopia Aksum Axum Yeha Tigray Antiquities


Title: The Sacred City of the Ethiopians: being a record of travel and research in Abyssinia in 1893

Author: J. [James] Theodore Bent; with David Heinrich Muller and John George Garson

Description: Original dark burgundy cloth boards with gilt pictorial of a Ethiopian general on horseback on the front cover. Ex-non circulating library with labels on the front pastedown; no pocket. Pinhole library stamp on the title page and one additional page of text. 74 illustrations (9 plates, including frontispiece and four fold-outs, each with pinhole stamp; 65 in-text illustrations). Color map at rear, showing the author's route (also with pinhole stamp). pp. xv, 309, plus [32] advertising. 8.6 x 5.5 inches. Placed in removable, clear archival sleeve with a small, loose slip of acid-free, color-coordinated paper to mask the call number.

An account of the 1893 expedition to Ethiopia, including the cities of Yeha and Axum, made by James Theodore Bent (1852-1897), an English explorer and archaeologist.


[I] Arrival at Ethiopia.
[II] Stay at Asmara.
[III] Expedition to the Monastery of Bizen.
[IV] Journey Northwards.
[V] On the Road to Adoua.
[VI] The Portuguese Episode.
[VII] Stay at Adoua.
[VIII] Expedition to Yeha and Its Archaeologocial Results.
[IX] The Sacred City of the Ethiopians.
[X] On the Antiquities of Aksum.
[XI] On the Return Journey.
[XII] The Ruined Cities Near the Coast.
[XIII] Inscriptions from Yeha and Aksum, by Dr. David Heinrich Muller.
[Appendix]: On the Morphological Characters of the Abyssinians, by J. G. Garson.

This volume comes from the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon. His eight-thousand volume collection, considered one of the finest on the west coast, was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.
Place: London, New York, and Bombay
Year: 1896

Keywords: Aksum, Axum, Yeha, Tigray, Ethiopia, travel, travelogue, expedition, Abyssinia, antiquities,

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