King Ezana

King Ezana

King Ezana (also known as Abreha or Aezana) was the first Christian monarch of Ethiopia, from the Kingdom of Aksum (which cuts across present-day countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan and Egypt). King Ezana reigned from about 320 to 360CE.  He is said to have succeeded his father, Ella Amida while still a child.

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University of Timbuktu

University of Timbuktu

One of the oldest universities in the world is the University of Timbuktu, now in Mali. In the 12th century, the University had about 25,000 students in a city that had 100, 000 people. The ancient mosques, tombs and monuments of the university in Timbuktu comprised the Masajid of Djinguereber, the Masajid of Sidi Yahya, and the Masajid of Sankore.

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