LAS FUENTES DEL NILO AZUL

Conmemoración de su descubrimiento por el jesuita español Pedro Páez Xaramillo (1618)

 

Pedro Paez

Fourth centenary of the discovery of the sources of the Blue Nile

 

Martes, 25 de septiembre
Sala de conferencias, 18:30
Asistencia libre y gratuita

Con el patrocinio de la Fundación Palarq (Paleontología y Arqueología)

 

Presentan:

Dr. Víctor M. Fernández, director del proyecto arqueológico de las misiones jesuitas en Etiopía,UCM
Dra. Irene Seco, proyectos de cooperación cultural y patrimonial de la AECID en Etiopía y el Cuerno de África.

Conferencia:

D. Javier Reverte, escritor y autor de la biografía del misionero padre Pedro Páez Xaramillo.

 

On April 21, 1618, the Spanish Jesuit Pedro Páez de Xaramillo visited the sources of the Blue Nile, south of Lake Tana (Ethiopia), being the first European to solve one of the most important geographical problems since antiquity. His description was soon known by other researchers and incorporated into the new maps of Africa. The origin of the other arm of the Nile, the White coming from the eastern lakes of the continent, was not discovered until the trips of Livingstone and Stanley two and a half centuries later. The writer Javier Reverte, author of the biography of Pedro Páez, and Víctor M. Fernández, director of the excavations in the Jesuit missions of Ethiopia, will illustrate us about this important achievement in the history of our country.