Throughout the past centuries, the Eritrean people have risen up with unity and determination against the attempts of attack on the Eritrean border made by the Axumite
Kingdom (Ethiopia)." (52)
These ideographs, which in turn depend on existing historical and cultural repertoires, speak of Ethiopia's lost age of glory, of Axumite
civilization and the cradle of humanity, of the victories of its kings over European colonial powers, and other hegemonic articulations of Ethiopian history, each brimming with associations and implications.
Early followers who had been forced to flee Arabia were offered protection by the Axumite
rulers, the dominant power in the northern highlands (Pankhurst, 2001).
(34) The rise of Roman power in the Mediterranean during the first century bce brought its traders in contact with merchants from the port of Adulis of the Axumite
kingdom (encompassing present-day Eritrea and the northern parts of Ethiopia) and other centres along the Somali coast to Socotra before they set course for Indian ports.
For your writer's remark on ideological similarity between Ethiopia and those lost kingdoms, what I can say is, the common thing they had was a strong rivalry to control the lucrative trade routes, and which in due time led to the ancient Ethiopians' (Axumite
Kingdom) triumphant march to Meroe.
Thus the survey, which is well presented, includes the Coptic Church in Egypt, the Nubian Church in medieval Sudan and the Ethiopian one, beginning with the Axumite
At the National Museum we admired Ethiopian artworks, pre-historic fossils and archeological findings from the Axumite
The followers of Mohammed, in danger of persecution by the local authorities in Arabia, took refuge in the Axumite
kingdom of the Ethiopian highlands.
Farther south, Ethiopia was Christianized in the fourth century when the Axumite
King Ezana adopted the Christianity of his childhood tutor, a Syrian Christian named Frumentius.
Kingdom: A Settlement Archaeological Perspective,"