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Axum,

Ethiopia: see AksumAksum
or Axum
, 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.
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From the rock hewn churches of Lalibela to the towering obelisks of Axum, Ethiopia boasts an extremely rich and ancient art tradition.
Colourful: Ethiopian Orthodox priests in procession from the cathedral at Axum, Ethiopia, for the feast of St Yared.