Orthodox Church

Bäkimos, was an architect in the service of Emperor Lalibäla of the Zagwé dynasty, who sent him with two others, ‘Endreyas and Sawel, to assist his nephew Nä’akweto-Lä-‘Ab in the building of a church at Qoghena in Sewa’a near Lalibäla.

Belaynesh Michael


C. Conti Rossini, “Gli Atti di Re Na’akueto La-‘Ab”, Annali dell’Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, N.S., Vol. II (1943), f. 71v, pp. 141 and 202.

This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 ‘From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,’ copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.