Moses, Pharaoh and the Dam. The dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia is millennia-old

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Abstract

The motif of the clashes between Egyptians and Ethiopians over the waters of river Nile are millennia-old. This article retraces it back to Josephus Flavius passing through Agapius and an unpublished elaboration by the Coptic-Arabic historian al-Makin (13th century), who added the element of a dam stopping the flow of the river. This legend shows the persistence of the theme of water in the Egyptian collective imaginary down to the present confrontation with Ethiopia.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020

Keywords

  • Agapius
  • Moses and Ethiopia
  • al-Makin

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