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Warrior saint, Abd el-Qadir (13th century)

Warrior saint, Abd el-Qadir (13th century)

Warrior saint, Abd el-Qadir (13th century).

Warrior saint, Abd el-Qadir (13th century).

Mounted warrior saint from the Rivergate Church of Faras (12th century).

Mounted warrior saint from the Rivergate Church of Faras (12th century).

Close-up of a warrior saint, Dongola (13th century).

Close-up of a warrior saint, Dongola (13th century).

Regency Horse Terms A-G, via History of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Ballotade - Courtesy of Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airs_above_the_ground#mediaviewer/File:KochBallotade.jpeg)

Regency Horse Terms A-G, via History of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Ballotade - Courtesy of Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airs_above_the_ground#mediaviewer/File:KochBallotade.jpeg)

The Battle of Adwa, in which Ethiopian forces under Emperor Menelik II united to defeat an invading force of Italian troops, was one of the most significant turning points in the history of modern Africa. It occurred, in 1896, when the “colonial era” was well advanced on the African continent, and it served notice that Africa was not just there “for the taking” by European powers.

The Battle of Adwa, in which Ethiopian forces under Emperor Menelik II united to defeat an invading force of Italian troops, was one of the most significant turning points in the history of modern Africa. It occurred, in 1896, when the “colonial era” was well advanced on the African continent, and it served notice that Africa was not just there “for the taking” by European powers.

Warrior saint, Dongola (12th-13th century)

Warrior saint, Dongola (12th-13th century)

Warrior saint, Abdallah Nirqi.

Warrior saint, Abdallah Nirqi.

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