Aksum


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Aksum

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Axum

(both: äkso͞om`), town (1994 pop. 27,148), Tigray region, N Ethiopia. Aksum was the capital of an empire (c.1st–8th cent. A.D.) that controlled much of what is now N Ethiopia. In the 4th cent. the emperor Ezana was converted to Christianity, and today Aksum is a major center of Ethiopian Christianity. The Ark of the Covenant is said to have been brought there from Jerusalem in Solomon's time and placed in the church of St. Mary of Zion, where Ethiopia's emperors were later crowned. The town is also noted for its gigantic carved pre-Christian obelisks, and there is an extensive underground royal necropolis.
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A national leishmaniasis task force was established in 2007 with the aim of eliminating VL and hospitals and health centers in endemic regions equipped to treat VL include Kahsay Abera Humera Hospital, Aksum Hospital, and Mekelle Hospital in Tigray regional state [28].
(2) Unit of Biomedical Science, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences and Referral Hospital, Aksum University, Aksum, Ethiopia
Hundreds of devotees jump that day in Fasiladas' Baths at Gonder We crossed the beautiful Simien Mountains and after cornering the whole day on lovely and quiet mountain roads, we reached Aksum. That was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Aksum.
(30) Similarly, during the protracted struggle for the return of the Aksum Obelisk from Italy to Ethiopia, an official of Italy's Culture Ministry, Vittorio Sgarbi, was quoted by the BBC as saying that the Obelisk should not be returned because it had been in Italy for 73 years and had become naturalised and Italian.
Badawi travels to the little visited country of Eritrea and neighbouring Ethiopia, to chart the rise of the Kingdom of Aksum. Described as one of the four greatest civilisations of the ancient world, Zeinab examines archaeological remains in both countries dating from many hundreds of years before Christ.
Among the places of interest are the Omo National Park, Entoto Hills, Lake Tana, Simien Mountains National Park, Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela and The Ruins of Aksum.
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Intra row spacing effect on shelf life of onion varieties (Allium cepa L.) at Aksum, Northern Ethiopia.
Municipal Solid Waste Management and Characterization in Aksum and Shire-Endaslassie Towns, North Ethiopia, Journal of Environment and Earth Science www.iiste.org ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online).
Ancient Ethiopia: Aksum: Its antecedents and successor.
The resettlement of tribes not an exclusively Roman invention: it was also practiced by the rulers of Aksum as recorded in Ezana's Greek inscription from the mid-fourth century AD.