The Kingdom of አክሱም-Aksum: The አፁሚተ – Axumite Empire of Ethiopia and Eritrea’s Horn of Africa..

Billy Gambéla ጋምበላ ። Afri-Asiatic Anthropology Blog.

Kings of Axum

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.

Aksumite Empire Map

4th century BC to achieve prominence by the 1st century AD.

Its Ancient Capital is found in NorthernEthiopia.

The Kingdom used the name “Ethiopia” as early as the 4th century.

It is also the alleged resting place of the Ark of the Covenant and the purported home of theQueen of Sheba.

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”

Who,

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