In fact, the geographic areas covered by this bibliography vary according to the period. For prehistoric art, we give examples in the whole Horn of Africa, which is the scale at which the specialists of this region are working.
Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh, who stands 65.24 centimeters tall and weighs only 6 kilograms, set the record for being the world’s shortest man. Afshin received the certificate from GWR representatives at a gathering that took place at the Radisson Blu hotel in Media City. “I feel incredibly fortunate and happy to hold this prestigious title. It is enchanted. When you awaken the following morning, everyone knows who you are. Afshin had a challenging upbringing in the isolated village of Bukan County in the Iranian province of West Azerbaijan. Afshin’s parents first became aware of his condition when he was just two years old.
When he was born, he weighed only 700 kilograms, and his slow growth concerned us. The parents were discouraged when they learned about the condition, Khatoon, who had to abort two fetuses because of complications, said that they were grateful that the All-Powerful had blessed them with a son. “The doctors informed us that this condition is genetic. We must regularly take Afshin in for checkups and keep an eye on his daily schedule, the mother insisted. In their hometown, Khatoon works at fruit farms while her husband Esmaeil works in construction. “In order to care for our child, we must schedule our work properly. I’m with him when my wife is at work. When I’m not around, she sometimes has to carry him on her back, said Esmaeil. The shortest man struggled with education because he had to be watched every minute and was unable to attend school. Afshin has taken special classes from us and his relatives and speaks Kurdish and Persian, according to Khatoon.
There are very few remains of Christian Aksumite art, but from the 13th to the 20th centuries, there was an uninterrupted production of religious paintings and church buildings. Islam spread to this part of Africa from its beginnings, and Muslim sultanates developed from this time in the eastern region and then most specifically around Harar, from the 16th century onward. At the end of the 19th century, Menelik, King of King of Ethiopia, expanded the southern part of his country, doubling its size. Limited bibliographical information is presented here for artistic productions in this part of this modern nation.