Abyssinia (WIP)

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Abyssinia (WIP)

Post by microtubule » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:47 pm

I have been thinking that adding a culture from Africa would make a great addition to Millenaire. I was thinking that the obvious choice would be Abyssinia (present day Ethiopia). This is a rich culture with great architecture and interesting cultural artifacts that could make Millenaire that much more exciting. For the record, I am not Ethiopian or of Ethiopian descent (I live in Toronto Canada and am of Italian origin).

Some ideas:
- Coffee comes from that part of the world and would be an obvious crop/commodity/crafted item that could be incorporated
- Other foods are injera (soft flat sourdough bread) and wat (injera with meat/turmeric sauces), and Tej (a mead or honey wine) see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_cuisine
- Buildings such as the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela would be fabulous (and they date from the right time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock-Hewn ... ,_Lalibela)
- Ethiopians claim to have the arc of the covenant housed in a medieval church - this would make a great lone building. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark_of_th ... t#Ethiopia

I have started to play around with the import and export building functions and have started to build up an inventory of Abyssinian houses.

Post to this thread if you have any ideas or suggestions.

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