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or Ax·um  (äk′so͞om′)
A town of northern Ethiopia. From the first to the eighth century ad, it was the capital of an empire that controlled much of northern Ethiopia. According to tradition, the Ark of the Covenant was brought here from Jerusalem and placed in the Church of Saint Mary of Zion, where the rulers of Ethiopia were crowned.
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(ˈɑːksʊm) or


(Placename) an ancient town in N Ethiopia, in the Tigre region: capital of the Aksumite Empire (1st to 6th centuries ad). According to tradition, the Ark of the Covenant was brought here from Jerusalem
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or Ax•um

(ˈɑk sʊm)

a town in N Ethiopia: the capital of an ancient kingdom 1st to c7th centuries b.c.
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2019 is a nationwide innovation competition in its second year that encourages young Ethiopians to develop innovative projects, promote entrepreneurship, and solve local problems through technology.Participants from fifteen cities participated in theSolve IT 2019 competition:Arba Minch, Aksum, Dire Dawa, Gambella, Harar, Semera, Assosa, Adama, Bahir Dar, Jimma, Jigjiga, Gondar, Mekelle, Hawassa, and Addis Ababa.
The Ark of the Covenant: The most prolonged conversation related to Catholicism began when the class was learning about Aksum, the ancient African kingdom.
This land of mysteries and mythology is linked with Biblical tales - the Queen of Sheba, the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant - and is home to Aksum, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, the castles of Gondar, the colourful and holy Islamic city of Harar-- all World Heritage Sites representing the extraordinary civilizational achievements of ancient times.
(1) Brunel University London, United Kingdom // (2) Brunel University, London, United Kingdom // (3) Westerdals Oslo ACT, Faculty of Technology Oslo, Norway // (4) National Central University, Taiwan // (5) Aksum University, Aksum, Ethiopia // gebremariam.assres@brunel.ac.uk, mesfin.assres@gmail.com // george.ghinea@brunel.ac.uk // tmg@westerdals.no // wyhwang1206@gmail.com
Highly recommended from the city's foodie community: Marigold Kitchen (its venison gets rave reviews), Aksum, which blends Mediterranean and North African cuisine; and Dock Street Brewing (Philly's first microbrewery) for all-American lounge food and burgers.
Choose from a range of cuisines in small cafes tucked into side streets, like Aksum Coffee House on Galerie du Roi, or fine dining restaurants like Le Rabassier on Rue de Rollebeek.
Ethical approval was obtained from Aksum University Shire Campus, Research and Ethical Review Committee.
Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin is a microbiologist and lecturer at Aksum University, Ethiopia.
In order to recognize the non-canonical Orthodox churches in East Africa, Patriarch Christophoros II assigned, Metropolitan Nicolaos of Aksum (Ethiopia) to visit Uganda and report to the Holy Synod his findings about Father Spartas and his community.