Sur la route de Šayḫ Ḥusayn du Bale (Ethiopie méridionale): une inscription en arabe
Keywords:Šayḫ Ḥusayn, Bale, Inscription, Arabic, Pilgrimage
In 1970 Maurice Taïeb, a prehistorian, a member of the French Mission (CNRS) in Ethiopia sent me the photos of an inscription in Arabic. Ibrāhīm’s cupola mentioned in the text is a heap of stones. If my reading is not erroneous Ibrāhīm wanted to go on a pilgrimage to sheikh Husayn of Bale. Walking from Addis Ababa he died in Addi Hiwot. According to the date of the foundation of Addis Ababa, 1887, and that of Mr. Taïeb’s letter, the text could be dated between 1888 and 1969–1970.