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The Throne of Adulis

An inscribed marble throne at the Ethiopian port of Adulis offers us a rare window into the fateful events comprising what has come to be known as the Red Sea Wars. Tirelessly examined by scholars of Arab historiography but woefully overlooked by the world at large, the sixth century international conflict was waged between Christian Ethiopians and Jewish Arabs, creating a context for the ultimate implosion of the Persian Empire and the swift rise of Islam. Here, G.W. Bowersock, author of, The Throne of Adulis: Red Sea Wars on the Eve of Islam (Emblems of Antiquity) offers an invaluable account of this tumultuous epoch in pre-Islamic Arabian history, piecing together a seamless narrative from a host of historical fragments.

 


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Mohammed Assaf Wins Arab Idol – Palestine Rejoices

Congratulations Mohammed Assaf on a well deserved win!!! Here’s a little background from CNN on Assaf ‘s story and the reaction in the region to his win: