On the problem of sea voyages of Ancient African in the Indian Ocean

On the problem of sea voyages of Ancient African in the Indian Ocean

Author: 
Kobishchanow, Yu M.
Date published: 
1965
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Journal of African History
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Journal of African History Vol.6,no.2,1965,pp137-141
Abstract: 

Ancient and early Byzantine authors: Diodorus (II, 55), ‘Pseudo-Callisthenes’, Cosmas Indicopleustes and Procopius Caesarensis—mention the navigation of the Indian Ocean by ‘Ethiopians’ of the African Horn and the Axumite Kingdom in their own ships. The hoard of Kushana gold moneys found at Dabra-Dammo confirms this. The legend in the Kebra Nagast of Ethiopian military expeditions to India incorporates reminiscences about sea voyages to India by ancient Axumites.

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CITATION: Kobishchanow, Yu M.. On the problem of sea voyages of Ancient African in the Indian Ocean . : , 1965. Journal of African History Vol.6,no.2,1965,pp137-141 - Available at: http://library.au.int/problem-sea-voyages-ancient-african-indian-ocean-2