Secular literature, frescoes, Byzantine, ancient Greek, Arabic
The most significant area of Ethiopian culture is in the field of literature, represented predominantly by translations from ancient Greek, Arabic, and other languages into the ancient Gecez and modern Amharic. Most of the works are theological or mythological in nature. Secular literature is largely confined to history.
Ecclesiastical architecture is relatively rich because of the early advent of Christianity in the country. Such structures and their frescoes usually show both Byzantine and Coptic influences. Ethiopia’s skillful and imaginative silversmithing is also notable.
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