National Museum of Ethiopia, Islamic Archaeology Section in the Historical Archaeology Gallery

The first ever section on Islamic Archaeology is being included in the new Historical Archaeology Gallery in the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. I am very pleased to be co-curating this with Mr Solomon Kebede, Head of the Historical Archaeology Directorate in the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Addis Ababa. It will include a range of material from the Becoming Muslim project, particularly from Harlaa. The overall Historical Archaeology Gallery re-display is being directed by Dr Clément Ménard, Scientific Project Manager of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies, also in Addis Ababa.

– Tim

Figure 1. Mr Kebede outside the main entrance of the National Museum of Ethiopia (photo. T. Insoll)

Figure 2. The current Historical Archaeology gallery in the National Museum of Ethiopia (photo. T. Insoll)

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