Aksum, Africa- (400-700 CE)
Meghan McAdams, Sam McCoy
It's located on what's now Ethiopia and Eritrea.
They sold and traded things that weren't a necessity to Aksum.
Ezana was raised into a Christian family, and converted the kingdom to Christianity.
Fun Fact: modern day Aksum-(Ethiopia, Eritrea) is now a home to millions of Christians.
The main objective of their life was to trade.
The other Aksumites that weren't farmers worked as architects and builders. They mainly build monuments and pillars.
The Aksumites that were builders and architects built Aksum's most famous architectural piece which is the Pillars of Aksum. The Pillars of Aksum are a series of huge pillars surrounding the kingdom, with stories inscribed on it.
Christian crosses- were used as religious symbols for Christians in Aksum
King Ezana coins- we're used to portray different images of king Ezana and May have held some monetary value to them
Aksum flag- it's actually the same flag as modern day Ethiopia green stand for the land yellow for peace and hope red for strength.
Pillar of Aksum- the pillars represent Christianity and is one of the biggest pillars built into a church.
was the first kingdom to mint it's one coins. Had its own method of farming called terrace farming. They also created dams and cisterns.
Social structure- most akumites worked as either farmers or architectures farmers worked in fields and traded, Architectures built monuments, and thrones.
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