The Ankober Palace Museum

The Ankober Palace Museum

The Ankober Palace Museum

The Ankober Palace Museum has two gold embroidered
cloaks each consisting of 23 kilograms of gold and were
worn by Emperor Menelik II and his wife Empress Taitu
during their wedding.
 The cloth covering the ‘Tabot’is embroidered with 36
kilograms of gold. There are also numerous gold
embroidered ceremonial umbrellas.

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Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia was the only African ruler in colonial times to defeat a well-equipped European army. He defeated Italians at the ‘Battel of Adawa’ in 1986.
• This defeat sent shock waves throughout the world to all countries that were engaged in colonizing.

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