Axumite kingdom which rose to become one of the most powerful empires in the ancient world just a few centuries before Christ.
Her armies and fleets controlled the whole of the Red Sea area for over a thousand years. In the first several centuries, A.D, Axum dominated the reign and thrived on trade and agriculture.
The colossal steale and ruins of once magnificent palaces date from this period.In the late third century, the prophet Mani wrote that Axum was one of the world’s four great kingdoms. King of Ezana (reigned c.303-356), who was Axum’s first Christian monarch, called himself king of Axum, Saba, Salhen, Himyar, and Raydan refer to two of the Yemeni kingdoms and the palaces in their respective capitals.In the early sixth century, King Kaleb explained the Axumite kingdom in Yemen and parts of Arabia. A six-century Greek visitor to Axum wrote of a four-towered palace of the king of Ethiopia.
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