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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In the sixth episode, she focuses on the fall of the kingdom of Aksum, and how the Christian kings that followed in Aksum's wake left powerful legacies, especially King Lalibela.
Mussolini tambien remitio a Italia el famoso Obelisco de Aksum, cuya antiguedad se remonta a 2 mil anos, asi como cruces, coronas, manuscritos y pinturas.
Athanasius, the patriarch at the time, consecrated Frumentius as bishop and sent him back to Aksum.
Ethiopia and Kuwait on Monday (15 June, 2015) signed a $22m loan agreement to fund a clean and sustainable water project in Aksum in northern Ethiopia.
Kuwait has agreed to lend $22m towards funding a clean and sustainable water project in Aksum in northern Ethiopia.
The project aims at providing water supplies to the city of Aksum and nearby villages till 2050.
The language, once the official language of the Kingdom of Aksum, is now used primarily for liturgical purposes.
No periodo helenistico, os achados de ceramica e outros produtos gregos na Arabia sao compreendidos em uma rede comercial internacional (Kitchen 2006: 127-8), situacao parecida com Aksum e Meroe, cidades do Egito (da Etiopia e Nublia, respectivamente--Isichei 1997: 162).
126) According to Arabic sources, Ashama ibn Abjar was Emperor or al-Najashi of Aksum at the time of Muhammad and gave refuge to several Muslims in the Kingdom of Aksum.
The story that unfolds, beginning in Aksum, from which the modern nation state traces its descent, comprises three distinct but overlapping phases.
It also helps them to revitalize and renew the civilizations of Nubia, Merowe and Aksum on the bosom of the Nile Valley.
Foundations of an African civilisation; Aksum & the northern Horn, 1000 BC-1300 AD.