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Alternate Names: Bäkimos
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.