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  • Statement from the Crown Council of Ethiopia and the Imperial Family
  • The Imperial Churches
  • The Imperial Constitutions of the Empire of Ethiopia
  • The Imperial Crest of the House of Solomon
  • Coronation Traditions in Imperial Ethiopia
  • Origins of the The Solomonic Dynasty, the Imperial House of Ethiopia
  • Family Trees of Various Branches of the Imperial Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia
  • Emperor Haile Selassie I, Part 1
  • Emperor Haile Selassie I, Part 2
  • Emperor Haile Selassie I, Part 3
  • Emperor Libne Dingel (Wanag Seged)
  • In Memory of Her Imperial Highness, Princess Tenagnework of Ethiopia
  • Emperor Sertse Dengel (Melek Seged)
  • Emperor Tekle Giorgis II
  • Emperor Tewodros II
  • Titles in the Empire of Ethiopia
  • Traditions, Rituals, Practices and Etiquette in the Ethiopian Empire
  • Emperor Yohannis IV
  • Empress Zewditu, Queen of Kings
  • Amha Selassie I,Emperor-in-Exile (Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen)
  • Imperial Burial Traditions
  • Flags and Symbols of Ethiopia
  • Imperial Funeral Events October 30th - November 5th, 2000
  • Emperor Gelawdewos (Atsnaf Seged)
  • Lij Eyasu Michael, Emperor-Designate (Eyasu V)
  • Maps of Ethiopia Across Time
  • Emperor Menelik II : Part I
  • Menelik II Part II: The Post Adowa Era
  • Emperor Minas (Admas Seged)
  • Imperial Monuments of Ethiopia
  • Pictures and Stories on the Imperial Funeral Events
  • Imperial Palaces and Residences of Ethiopia
  • Emperor Susneyous the Catholic (Siltan Seged)
  • The Imperial Family Today
  • Emperor Yacob
  • Emperor Yekonu Amlak
  • History of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Homepage
  • Coronation Traditions in Imperial Ethiopia
  • The Imperial Ethiopia Website was created by Solomon Kibriye, an Ethiopian resident of New York NY. U.S.A.


    Ye Ityopia Tarik ke Atse Libne Dingel iske Atse Tewodros (Ethiopian History from Emperor Libne Dingel to Emperor Tewodros) Author: Tekle Tsadik Mekuria, Birhan Ina Selam Press, Addis Ababa 1966 (4th Edition)
    Ityopia Astedader Ina Poleticawi Hidet (Ethiopia: Governance and Political Path) Author: Yohannis Meshesha 1996
    Atse Tewodros Ina ye Ityopia Andinet (Emperor Tewodros and Ethiopian Unity) Author: Tekle Tsadik Mekuria ,Kuraz Publishing Co.,Addis Ababa 1990
    Atse Yohannis Ina ye Ityopia Andinet (Emperor Yohannis and Ethiopian Unity) Author: Tekle Tsadik Mekuria,Kuraz Publishing Co.,Addis Ababa 1990
    Atse Menelik Ina ye Ityopia Andinet (Emperor Menelik and Ethiopian Unity) Author: Tekle Tsadik Mekuria,Kuraz Publishing Co.,Addis Ababa 1990
    1500th Anniversary Pamphlet of the Yeka St. Michael Church of Addis Ababa, Chronology of Heads of State of Ethiopia, Patriarchate of the Ethiopian Orthodox Chruch,(1989)
    Ye Atse Haile Silassie Tarik (History of Emperor Haile Silassie) Author: Berihun Kebede, Artistic Publishing Co., Addis Ababa, 2000
    Atse Menelik (Emperor Menelik) Author: Paulos NgoNgo, Bole Publishing (Second Edition 1990)

    A History of Modern Ethiopia 1855-1974 Author: Bahru Zewde, Addis Ababa University Press,1991
    Empress Taytu and Menilek II Ethiopia 1883-1910 Author: Chris Prouty, Red Sea Press, 1986

    Special thanks to the Ethiopian Crown Council for their gracious permission to display the Imperial Coat of Arms of the House of Solomon on the main page, and to the President of the Crown Council, H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie for his kind words of encouragement.
    Thanks also to Mr. Edward L. King of the Freedom Broadcasting Network for providing a copy of the 1955 Imperial Constitution which is included in this site.
    A special thanks to Her Imperial Majesty, Farah Pahlavi, Empress of Iran, for providing a photograph posted in part 3 of the History of Emperor Haile Selassie, and for her gracious and prompt response to my request.
    A special thanks to Mr. George Burett for providing the interior pictures of the crypt of Ta-eka Negest Ba'eta Le Mariam Monastery and his gracious permission to use them on my site.
    Also special thanks to the many people who have rendered advice and encouragement, and offered their personal knowledge.

    Individuals used as sources of personal and other knowledge, with my deepest thanks

    • His Eminence, Abune Aregawi, Archbishop of North Gondar (Ethiopian Orthodox)
    • Ms. Mimi Ishete Gedda
    • Mr. Mekonnen K. Yifru
    • Mr. Edward L. King of the Freedom Broadcasting Network
    • Mr. Teum Teklehaimanot, of Ethiotreasures website for his invaluable advice on web design

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