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We take no responsibility for the content on any websites which we link to.Please use your own discretion while surfing this website.At the height of its power, between the 4th and 7th centuries AD, the Axumite kingdom controlled most of present-day Ethiopia, including territories in the southern parts of the Arabian Peninsula.The Axumite rulers were in regular diplomatic and commercial contact with Egyptian, Greek, Byzantine and Persian empires.Fossil remains (the famous Lucy) discovered in northeastern Ethiopia have been dated to roughly 3.5 million years, making them the earliest known example of an upright walking hominid.
This noble church has a very large circuit, paved with flagstones, like gravestones, and it has a large enclosure, and is surrounded by another large enclosure like the wall of a large town or city.
The achievements of this grand culture are recorded today in the ruins of its cities, reservoirs, temples and, most remarkably, its towering black granite obelisks.
The field of Obelisks, Axum, Ethiopia Armed guard and the tallest of the Axumite obelisks, toppled by a mad queen These obelisks, also called stelae, are known to be the tallest single pieces of stone ever quarried and erected in the ancient world. Some scholars, extrapolating from ancient coins found at the base of the giant pillars, suggest that they may have been carved and erected around the beginning of the 4th century AD.
The early history of Ethiopia (also called Abyssinia) begins with the glorious but little known kingdom of Axum.
The origins of the Axumite state are now dated to the middle of the 2nd century BC.
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