Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:31 pm
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/t ... ire/119720
The Kingdom of Aksum – Africa’s lost Empire
The Aksumite Empire was an ancient kingdom that existed in Ethiopia from 100 CE to 940 CE.
Centred on the ancient city of Axum/Aksum, the nation grew from the proto-Aksumite Iron Age period around 400 BCE to its height around the 1st century CE.
At this time, the empire extended across most of present-day Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan, Eritrea, Yemem and even Saudi Arabia.
Aksum became a major commercial player in the trade routes between the Roman Empire (Later the Byzantine Empire), India and the Mediterranean – exporting ivory, tortoiseshell, gold, emeralds and minerals.