Du would have left from the ancient port of Adulis, the outlet to the sea of the Aksumite
The term "al-Najashi" has the variant al-Negashi; it corresponds to the ancient Aksumite
title Negus, with the variant Negash.
civilization is presented via a series of chapters, each focusing on a specific cultural aspect.
From a wide range of possibilities (Yule 2009, 2012) it is argued that the likely age range can be narrowed to the short period between the Aksumite
victory over Himyar in AD 525 and the downfall of Zafar and the decline of the .
Aksum invaded South Arabia several times during late antiquity, the invasions of 518 and 525 in the reign of the Aksumite
king Kaleb being the main focus of this dissertation.
The original church of Saint Mary of Zion was built in the fourth century during the reign of King Ezana, who converted the Aksumite
kingdom to Christianity after he himself was converted by two Syrian Christian priests who told him about the life of Jesus Christ.
Hatke, "Africans in Arabia Felix: Aksumite
Relations with the Arabian Peninsula, 200-800 CE" (Ph.
When did the Southern Arabian and Ethiopian cultures begin to intermingle and provide a bridge between the highly-developed Aksumite
pattern of building with its remarkable funerary stelae and the basilical-style of the first church buildings that followed the adoption of the Christian faith by the king in Aksum?
Great monolithic steles and an alphabet left by the Aksumite
era attest to this great period.
Unfortunately, little is known about them -- how or why they were constructed, the rituals associated with them, how they relate to the adjacent tombs, or Aksumite
life in general.
It is hard to imagine that the Aksumite
and the post-Aksumite
literature combined (i.
It was likely an Aksumite
administrative centre that also had a significant Pre-Axumite settlement that has been dated to approximately 500 BC by the French archaeologist Francis Anfray (1967; 1974), suggesting that the communities around today's Asmara were the first in the region to show an organic growth toward demographic complexity.