B A R A R A

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Complex ruins located upon Mt Yerer may be the remains of

a medieval Abyssinian capitol called Barara,

one of a scarce few Sub-Saharan African cities

inked by 15th century Venetian cartographer Fra Mauro

onto his celebrated Mappa Mundi,

but destroyed in 1531 by the army of Imam Ahmad.

Knowledge of Barara’s whereabouts was subsequently ‘lost.’

This web publication aims to document material relating to Barara, as well as to record progress made by my friend Jalata Kagela and myself to locate it.

For related info also visit:  http://ginbi.wordpress.com/

– Bruce Strachan

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