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One event was missed off the list of Ethiopia related events taking place in September:

Wednesday 7 September, 19:00-20:00 BST - Hearsay on America (and Ethiopia) Around 1340 - Society for the History of Discoveries
Online lecture by Paolo Chiesa, University of Milan
In his talk Paolo Chiesa will present new findings emerging from the study of the (still unpublished) Cronica universalis by Galvaneus de la Flamma, a work written in northern Italy around 1340. Within the work there is a lengthy geographical section devoted to several exotic regions. In addition to pieces of information depending on traditional sources, Galvaneus also reports unpublished news from oral sources available to him.
As well as providing the first known mention of the American continent in the Mediterranean region, Galvaneus reports news about an embassy from Ethiopia to Western Europe, which occurred around 1314. He details Ethiopia as a Christian, wealthy, and well-organized country, in a very different way from the traditional image of a wild and uncivilized land. Much evidence indicates that Galvaneus receives this news from Genoa.
(Times given for the lecture on the Society for the History of Discoveries website are in Central Daylight Time) 

 
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