National Geographic : 1931 Jun
PRESENT DAY SCENES IN THE WORLD'S OLDEST EMPIRE ONE FOURTH OF ETHIOPIA'S MANHOOD SERVES THE COPTIC CHURCH Clergymen attached to the St. George Cathedral in their full ceremonial robes worn during the recent coronation at Addis Ababa. The church has always been the educational force of Ethiopia. Sacred literature is written in ancient Geez. © National Geographic Society Natural Color Photographs by W. Robert Moore WARFARE HAS BEEN THEIR CHIEF OCCUPATION Approximately 100,000 soldiers were encamped in Addis Ababa during the coronation ceremonies (see, also, Color Plates V and VI).