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  • Geography of Axum
  • Culture
  • The women cook,clean, and  get fresh water.
  • The men do all the farming.
  • Religion
  • Axum were one of the first to make Christianity there official religion
  • The Axum empire was located in the sub-saharan East Africa and in the Ethiopian highlands. The Axum empire was also near the Nile river and red sea. They did alot of trade to get most of there resources. Lot of trade for other countries happened there. To produce their own food they did little farming.
  • Economy
  • They believed in Christianity and believed in only that culture. When anyone that believed in any other culture were either kicked out of the empire or sentenced to death. The women did not work. The men did all the farming and building.
  • Job opportunities
  • I am a farmer
  • Axum was strongly committed to Christianity. Christianity spread to Axum through Egypt. When the Muslims came to Axum, axum moved there empire to remain Christians.  In the 4th century they believed they were  descended of King Soloman. 
  • Government& Social Classes
  • Axum was very wealthy. Many people in Axum build wealth by farming or being merchants. Axum did alot of trade with goods like gold and spices in exchange for jewelry,metal,steel, and cloth. They traded between Egypt and India.
  • People in Axum worked as farmers and build terraces to add moisture in the mountains and their crops. You can work as an architects and build palaces,stone pillars and thrones. The men could work as a business man and sell gold,ivory and spices.
  • Axum was split into two major groups. The nobles handled the government and was the richest out of everybody,  The other groups were filled with farmers,merchants, builders, and slaves. The Axum empire did not have a president but they did have a ruler in office. They had a monarchy type of government.
  • I am a merchant
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