The Imperial Ethiopia Website was created by Solomon Kibriye, an Ethiopian resident of New York NY. U.S.A.

 Ye Ityopia Tarik ke Atse Libne Dingel iske Atse Tewodros (Ethiopian History from Emperor Libne Dingel to Emperor Tewodros) Author: Tekle Tsadik Mekuria, Birhan Ina Selam Press, Addis Ababa 1966 (4th Edition)

Ityopia Astedader Ina Poleticawi Hidet (Ethiopia: Governance and Political Path) Author: Yohannis Meshesha 1996

Atse Tewodros Ina ye Ityopia Andinet (Emperor Tewodros andEthiopian Unity) Author: Tekle Tsadik Mekuria ,Kuraz Publishing Co.,Addis Ababa 1990

Atse Yohannis Ina ye Ityopia Andinet (Emperor Yohannis andEthiopian Unity) Author: Tekle Tsadik Mekuria,Kuraz Publishing Co.,Addis Ababa 1990

Atse Menelik Ina ye Ityopia Andinet (Emperor Menelik andEthiopian Unity) Author: Tekle Tsadik Mekuria,Kuraz Publishing Co.,Addis Ababa 1990

1500th Anniversary Pamphlet of the Yeka St. Michael Church of Addis Ababa, Chronology of Heads of State of Ethiopia, Patriarchate of the Ethiopian Orthodox Chruch,(1989)

Ye Atse Haile Silassie Tarik (History of EmperorHaile Silassie) Author: Berihun Kebede, Artistic Publishing Co.,Addis Ababa, 2000

Atse Menelik (Emperor Menelik) Author: Paulos NgoNgo, Bole Publishing (Second Edition 1990)


A History of Modern Ethiopia 1855-1974 Author: Bahru Zewde,Addis Ababa University Press,1991

Empress Taytu and Menilek II Ethiopia 1883-1910 Author: Chris Prouty, Red Sea Press, 1986

Special thanks to the Ethiopian Crown Council for their gracious permission to display the Imperial Coat of Arms of the House of Solomon on the main page, and to the President of the Crown Council, H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie for his kind words of encouragement.

Thanks also to Mr. Edward L. King of the Freedom Broadcasting Network for providing a copy of the 1955 Imperial Constitution which is included in this site.

A special thanks to Her Imperial Majesty, Farah Pahlavi, Empress of Iran, for providing a photograph posted in part 3 of the History of EmperorHaile Selassie, and for her gracious and prompt response to my request.

A special thanks to Mr. George Burett for providing the interior pictures of the crypt of Ta-eka Negest Ba’eta Le Mariam Monastery and his gracious permission to use them on my site.

Also special thanks to the many people who have rendered advice and encouragement, and offered their personal knowledge.

Individuals used as sources of personal and other knowledge, with my deepest thanks

  • His Eminence, Abune Aregawi, Archbishop of North Gondar (Ethiopian Orthodox)
  • Ms. Mimi Ishete Gedda
  • Mr. Mekonnen K. Yifru
  • Mr. Edward L. King of the Freedom Broadcasting Network
  • Mr. Teum Teklehaimanot, of Ethiotreasures website for his invaluable advice on web design