Classic DACB Collection

All articles created or submitted in the first twenty years of the project, from 1995 to 2015.


Ancient Christian Church

Mattéwos, Abba, was a disciple of Abba Zä-Mika’él ‘Arägawi when Däbrä Damo was first chosen as the site for a monastery, and succeeded him as abbot there.

A. K. Irvine


I. Guidi, “Il ‘Gadla Aragâwi,’”* Atti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, *Serie quinta, Vol. II (1896).

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.