The Ethiopian “Table of The Sun”

table of the sun

In ancient Ethiopia, there was a commercial custom and policy that was unique to the Ethiopian culture. This custom is noted in ancient records that bear witness to Ethiopian culture and was known throughout the world. Kings around the world envied this custom and policy. It was called, “The Table of The Sun”. The “Table of The Sun” was a large area in which all types of food and drink were provided by Ethiopian kings. The Table of The Sun served several purposes. It provided a way to promote Ethiopian culture and a way to entice foreign traders because caravans of all sorts and from all lands were welcomed to the Table of The Sun. Nobody is denied a place in the sun except the dead. The fact that a person is alive was the only thing required to eat at the Table of The Sun. Kings from all over the ancient world envied this however, none were able to duplicate it in the manner or to the extent and measure of Ethiopian culture. The Table of The Sun custom is evidence that there is no racism in Noonebu (Ta/Ethiopian) culture. To learn more about ancient Ethiopian culture, join the Noonebu Academy.

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