The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Lecture - The Rise and Fall of the Aksumite Kingdom

Professor David Phillipson

Wednesday 5th November 2014

Recent research at Aksum reveals the wealth and sophistication of this ancient kingdom and how it played a major role in international affairs 1500 years ago.

To coincide with World Travel Market week and to celebrate Ethiopia's rich cultural heritage the Ethiopian Embassy has invited Professor David Phillipson to give a lecture at the Royal Geographical Society exploring the Kingdom of Aksum and its place in the ancient world in Africa and beyond.

The lecture starts at 6:30pm and finishes at 8:00pm. The lecture will be followed by a reception hosted by the Embassy.

Ticket price for RGS Lecture only £10 (Plus booking fee. Ticket price includes a drink, coffee ceremony, exhibition, cultural performances and traditional music).

Ticket price for RGS Lecture and Embassy Reception £20 (Plus booking fee. Ticket price includes a drink, coffee ceremony, exhibition, cultural performances and traditional music at the RGS and the Embassy Reception from 8pm).

Tickets should be purchased in advance from Eventbrite. Tickets cannot be purchased from the Royal Geographical Society for this event.

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is at 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.

The Ethiopian Embassy is near the Royal Geographical Society at 17 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PZ.





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