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Daemon
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Emperor Yohannes Crowned in Ethiopia (1872)

One of the most popular post-Theodorean Emperors, Yohannes IV was the first to receive an imperial coronation in the historic city of Axum in over 200 years. In 1875, when the British refused to stop their Egyptian allies from marching into Ethiopia, he gathered his armies and met the Egyptian force at Gundat, where his strategic use of topography gave him the victory. In 1889, he was wounded by a sniper and died shortly after naming his successor. Yohannes claimed to belong to what dynasty? More...
UserName
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:42:55 PM
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Does this guy have Cornrows?
Geeman
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2:58:27 PM

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UserName wrote:
Does this guy have Cornrows?

Kind of looks like it.... Is that hairstyle weird for an Ethipian monarch?
nooblet
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 5:49:43 PM
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Cornrows have been around for a very long time. At least several centuries.
Geeman
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 5:54:15 PM

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nooblet wrote:
Cornrows have been around for a very long time. At least several centuries.

That's what I would have thought. But I can't say that the "history of hair" is a subject I know much about. My knowledge on the subject only goes back to about 1963 and is fairly sketchy in the first place.
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