The Aksumites built temples, palaces, and tombs for the wealthy ruling classes. Among their most impressive stone buildings were huge monuments. Known as stele, these tall and thin monuments of solid stone were placed to make the tombs of their rulers and are thought to date about 300 AD. Some of these stele are among the largest known form the ancient world.
The Axum Obelisk, represents one of the biggest stele monuments from the ancient world.
Axum had the only ancient Jewish roots and Christian traditions of Byzantine origin in the areas of Africa. The peoples of Axum were descended from African farmers and from traders who brought Jewish traditions through Arabia. This variety of cultures brought another religion to Axum and also gave a rise to a unique written language, Geez.
Axum was the first African civilization to produce coins excluding African cities under the Roman Empire. They first began producing by King Endubis, around 270 AD and were issued in gold, silver, and bronze. These coins were written, that meant they were to participate the highly influenced Greco-Roman trade of the Red Sea Coins
Axum, is a city in northern Ethopia, located in the Mehakelegnaw Zone of the Tigray Region near the base of the Adwa mountains. It was the centre of the Axumite Kingdom, contributing to the shift of the power centre of the Ethiopian Empire further inland.
The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia was installed in August 1995. The Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) assumed control of Eritrea and established a provisional government by an ally in the fight against the Mengistu regime