The Axumite Empire or Aksumite Empire
(TheKingdom of Axum or Aksum), (Ge’ez: አክሱም),
Important trading Nation in North-Eastern Africa,
Growing from the proto-Aksumite period ca.
4th century BC to achieve prominence by the 1st century AD.
Its Ancient Capital is found in NorthernEthiopia.
Aksum was also the first major empire to convert toChristianity.
Aksum is mentioned in the 1st century AD Periplus of the Erythraean Seaas an important market place for “Ivory”,
which was exported throughout the ancient world, and states that the ruler of Aksum in the 1st century AD was “Zoscales”
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