Axum

Axum
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  • Society
  • In the Kingdom of Axum, like many other kingdoms of its time, there was a social structure or hierarchy level. The Kingdom of Axum had the king at the top of all the classes, the nobles and then the rest of the population.
  • Geography
  • The Kingdom of Aksum was located along the southern coast of the Red Sea.
  • Religion
  • Under his rule, Ezana embraced Christianity in 327 A.D. and made it the dominant religion of Axum.
  • Jobs
  • Goods from all over the ancient world were traded in Aksum. Immense wealth moved through Adulis, Aksum's main port. 
  • Culture
  • The Axum kingdom enriched itself with Greek culture, due to the heavy trade with Greece. Axum empire would be the first state in the world to become a Christian state.
  • Economy
  • During the first century AD, Adulis and the capital Aksum became some of the most important port cities in Africa.
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