Marco Polo Body Noted Scarification by Christians and Jews in Abyssinia

Source: The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East · Part 26, Volume 2 (John Murray) 1875 A.D.

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Note: Page 421 of the source.

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Note: Page 421 of the source.

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Note: Page 422 of the source.

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Note: Page 425 of the source.

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Note: Page 427 of the source.

If one takes into account the ancient Shemitic presence in East Africa, especially Abysinnia, then the fact Marco Polo took note of body scarification could possibly attest to the idea that tattoo and body scarification may have existed in ancient Shemitic cultures like Israel.

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