Aksum meaning

äkso͝om
A town of northern Ethiopia. From the first to the eighth century ad , it was the capital of an empire that controlled much of northern Ethiopia. According to tradition, the Ark of the Covenant was brought here from Jerusalem and placed in the Church of Saint Mary of Zion, where the rulers of Ethiopia were crowned.
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(place) Town in N Ethiopia: capital of an ancient kingdom that controlled the surrounding region.
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