The Kingdom of Aksum
The Aksum kingdom was located south of Kush. And it was formed
around 1,000 B.C.
They siezed land around the Red Sea and the Blue Nile because
of their importance in trade.
Adulius was the chief Sea-Port of the Kingdom and became an
international trading power.
Rhinoceros horns, tortoise shells, ivory, emeralds and gold.
Cloth, glass, olive oil, wine, brass, iron and copper.
The Empire reached its height between 330-360 A.D.
They conquered a lof of new land. Including all of Arabia.
Which they blended their culture with as well.
They were also the first, south of the Sahara to mint its own
And it was the only ancient African Kingdom to have a written
The Kingdom lasted for 800 years but came to an end after being
invaded in 710. They invaders cut off their over-sea trade with other countries
by seizing the land on the coast. The Empire soon colapsed from isolation.
Below shows where The Aksum Kingdom was located
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-The Aksum Kingdom