African Royalty

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Portraits, bios & relics of royal family Members of African Kingdoms

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Quote From The Legendary Warrior King Shaka Zulu.

Quote From The Legendary Warrior King Shaka Zulu.

Photo of the Ras Desta Governor of Aksum, Ethiopia, in his State robe, c. 1930.Leader of the revolution that freed Ethiopia from the Italian invasion.

Photo of the Ras Desta Governor of Aksum, Ethiopia, in his State robe, c. 1930.Leader of the revolution that freed Ethiopia from the Italian invasion.

Haile Selassie was born in 1892 at the city of Harar;Ras Tafari Makonnen ,as he was then known became regent in 1916.He ascended the throne in 1930 as Haile Selassie 1.

Haile Selassie was born in 1892 at the city of Harar;Ras Tafari Makonnen ,as he was then known became regent in 1916.He ascended the throne in 1930 as Haile Selassie 1.

Mandla Mandela and Nodiyala.

Mandla Mandela and Nodiyala.

Tradition... (2008) photographed by Laurent. Ivory Coast, Africa. Hat with adinkra, visual symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa that represent concepts or original thoughts. via Laurent.Rappa on flickr

Tradition...

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Ashanti Tribe-A website about the Ashanti people in Africa. Talks about group identity and their commitment to culture despite the pressures of the modern world.

Ashanti People

About the Ashanti of central Ghana in Western Africa

'Fingo' (Fengu) Transkei Studio, South Africa

'Fingo' (Fengu) Transkei Studio, South Africa

Negus Mikael, King of Wollo Head of the Mammedoch clan of Wollo, and originally known as Ras Ali of Wollo, he claimed descent from the Prophet Mohammed. He was baptised a Christian following the edict of Emperor Yohannes IV in 1871 ordering all the Muslims of Wollo to convert to the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia or lose their land holdings.

Negus Mikael, King of Wollo

Head of the Mammedoch clan of Wollo, and originally known as Ras Ali of Wollo, he claimed descent from the Prophet Mohammed. He was baptised a Christian following the edict of Emperor Yohannes IV in 1871 ordering all the Muslims of Wollo to convert to the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia or lose their land holdings. The Emperor stood as Ras Ali's Godfather, and he was renamed Ras Mikael. Married first to Woizero Fantaye Gebru, a noblewoman descended from Emperor Susneyous the Catholic, he later…

Princess Ruth Komuntale of the Ugandan Toro kingdom

Princess Ruth Komuntale of the Ugandan Toro kingdom

Empress Taitou (Taytu Betul, ca. 1851 – February 11, 1918) (baptismal name Wälättä Mikael) was an Empress Consort of the Ethiopian Empire (1889–1913) and wife of Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia. She was the third of four children in an aristocratic Ethiopian family that was related to the Solomonic dynasty. Her father, Ras Betul Haile Maryam, was less well known than her uncle Dejazmach Wube Haile Maryam, who was the ruler of much of Northern Ethiopia in 1840s, and a rival of Emperor Tewodros…

Larger-than-life characters, intrigue part of history behind Battle of Adwa

Empress Taitou (Taytu Betul, ca. 1851 – February 11, 1918) (baptismal name Wälättä Mikael) was an Empress Consort of the Ethiopian Empire (1889–1913) and wife of Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia. She was the third of four children in an aristocratic Ethiopian family that was related to the Solomonic dynasty. Her father, Ras Betul Haile Maryam, was less well known than her uncle Dejazmach Wube Haile Maryam, who was the ruler of much of Northern Ethiopia in 1840s, and a rival of Emperor Tewodros…

Representation of King Senusret I, Sesostris I (r. 1971–1926 BC) as Osiris, Middle Kingdom, 12th Dyansty. Now at Luxor Archaeological Museum.

Osiride Statue of Senusret I Representation of...

Osiride Statue of Senusret I Representation of King Senusret I as the god Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, reign of Senusret I, ca. 1971-1926 BC. Painted limestone. Now in the Luxor Museum.

Ras Imiru Haile Selassie His Highness Ras Imiru was a cousin (his mother Woizero Askale Mariam was the neice of Ras Makonnen) and childhood companion of Emperor Haile Selassie, Ras Imiru was among the princes of the blood most closely associated with the Emperor. He was a very progressive figure on the political scene in the early part of the Emperor's reign and was involved in the drafting of Ethiopia's first constitution in 1931.

Ras Imiru Haile Selassie

His Highness Ras Imiru was a cousin (his mother Woizero Askale Mariam was the neice of Ras Makonnen) and childhood companion of Emperor Haile Selassie, Ras Imiru was among the princes of the blood most closely associated with the Emperor. He was a very progressive figure on the political scene in the early part of the Emperor's reign and was involved in the drafting of Ethiopia's first constitution in 1931. His views on limiting the powers of the aristocracy, and increasing the involvement…