African Kingdom Challenge

Caroline, Parker, Jessie Kate, Stevan, Meredith, J.C

Geography

Government & Military

Major leaders and accomplishments-


  • Ezana: Dealt with rebellions and defeated their rival Kush.
  • Loel: Created roads and temporarily freed slaves.
  • Mehadeys: Built a dam in present day Yemen and spread the border.
  • Type of government: Monarchy
  • Structure of government/ Empire management: One high King with several Kings to rule the other cities.


Structure of military-


  • Very strong military
  • king commanded them
  • military commanders could be king if the king died and had no one to take his place



Sources-

www.spot.com/2011/12/government-the-axum-empire-was-very_02.htm

http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/shouthread.php?t=154134

Economy

Major resources-


  • timber, iron, crops, and teff.
  • They used the timber and iron to make tools, charcoal, weapons, etc.
  • Teff is a crop that is not found anywhere else. It is very healthy and requires very little water to grow.



Trade partners-


  • Alenxandria, Byzantium , and Southern Europe.



Currency-


  • Decent because they were always trading and it was usually to their advantage but didn't receive money in any other way.



Division of social classes-


  • Kings and nobles
  • citizens
  • slaves


Sources- www.ask.com

Religion

Cultural Customs

Languages spoken-

  • had its own written language Ge'ez


Cuisine/diet-

  • ate large flat bread called injera made from Teff (the country's staple grain)


Clothing-

  • wore Byzantine clothing