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Very few Ethiopians have ever heard of “Amda Berhan Za Ityopeya”, an underground newsletter of the anti-fascist patriots during the Italian occupation. Fewer still may know of where a copy of this historic journal could be found. It you are one such, please do contact the writer and share in preserving a part of Ethiopian history.

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Maps, dear reader, were, as you know, rare all over the world in former times -including Ethiopia.
There was, however, one old-time Ethiopian map – or more exactly a diagramatic sketch of one, with which we are concerned today. At least five variations of it are known to the present writer. They are included in five different 18th century Ethiopian manuscripts – works of the later Gondarine period as historians call it.

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