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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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Dubai: The Noor Dubai Foundation has screened more than 7,000 people in its first mobile Eye Camp for 2013 in Axum, Ethiopia.
It also takes in Axum, Ethiopia's early centre of civilisation and reputed home of the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant, the first capital of Gondar at the foot of the Simien mountains, and Bahir Dar, near the source of the Blue Nile on Lake Tana, with its historical island monasteries.
From the rock hewn churches of Lalibela to the towering obelisks of Axum, Ethiopia boasts an extremely rich and ancient art tradition.