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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.


(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


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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The Chromebook Lab project at the Axumite Heritage Foundation Library in Ethiopia is the first recipient of the American Library Associations International Relations Roundtable (IRRT) Mission Enhancement Grant.
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).
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.
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.
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 Kingdom.
At the National Museum we admired Ethiopian artworks, pre-historic fossils and archeological findings from the Axumite period.
lt;<Aela, Clysma, and especially Berenice revived in importance, but the so-called trade with the 'Indians' was in reality trade with the Ethiopians, and even under Justinian in the sixth century Byzantine subjects visited not India so much as Arabia and the Axumite realm (particularly Adulis), and the ignorance now shown about India was truly prodigious>> (35).
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.
The Axumite Kingdom: A Settlement Archaeological Perspective,"
Yemen had no significant diplomatic relations with the west, and it was situated ecclesiastically and politically between the Axumite kingdom of Ethiopia and the east Roman emperor in Constantinople.
112) The city of Axum, where the obelisk was created, was the capital city of the ancient Axumite kingdom (1st Century AD), and the birthplace of the biblical Queen of Sheba.