Think of African civilizations and the blasted Egyptians are the first to come to mind. However, there are some other places to visit great African civilizations other than Egypt. For the month’s Travel Tuesday, I will focus on a couple. This week’s was the ancient civilization of Axum or Aksum.
While a Christian revolution was occurring in Europe, a powerful kingdom emerged on the African continent. In present-day Ethiopia, the Axum Empire became one of the largest markets of northeastern Africa with its epic trading and naval strength. As traders from this country were going past the Nile River and into Alexandria, Aksum dominated the coast of the Red Sea until the seventh century.
Besides influencing other superpowers in Africa, Europe, and Asia, this empire created Ge’ez, Africa’s only original written script, and had throngs of foreign visitors. One Persian writer hailed Axum/Aksum as “one of the four greatest powers of the world.” Still, little is known about this impressive African civilization.
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