Ethiopia At the RGS
Cox & Kings is delighted to be hosting a special Ethiopia evening at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). The event it takes place on Tuesday 11 December at 18:30. During the evening there will be a talk from Louise Schofield, a display of RGS items associated with Ethiopia and drinks and canapés.
Louise Schofield, formerly a Curator at the British Museum, runs international archaeological and conversation projects. She writes, lectures and makes television programmes for the BBC and has spent much time living and working in Ethiopia. Louise lectures for NADFAS and Swan Hellenic, and has accompanied many tours to the region.
Louise’s talk is entitled ‘A Journey to Ethiopia in Search of the Queen of Sheba’. “The story of the Queen of Sheba’s visit to King Solomon in Jerusalem has long captured the population imagination. For the Ethiopians, the account plays a central role in both their religious beliefs and their sense of nationhood. Many people in Tigray – in the North- East of this beautiful country – live their lives in a stunning landscape that is still truly Biblical. And it is here that ongoing excavations of extraordinary monuments are beginning to unlock the secrets of the historical links between Ethiopia and the legendary Queen”
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