Richard Pankhurst

Richard Pankhurst was the founder of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa, where he has lived for many years.

Raider of the Lost Ark: in Soho

Richard Pankhurst, 24 May 2001

Ethiopia was by the Middle Ages the only Christian country outside Europe and thus of great interest to medieval Christendom. Since the early 12th century, the Ethiopians had been in possession of a chapel in Jerusalem and a station in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Both were visited every year or so by Ethiopian pilgrims, whose coming, and obvious devotion, gave rise to the idea in...

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