Aksum, Also Axum, is the cradle of Ethiopian civilization. It was one of four powerful earliest world civilizations. Its know for its megalithic obelisks & ruined palaces.
The earliest christian kingdom in the world, the home to the (Lost) Ark of the Covenant, the only African kingdom to create it’s own language and Alphanumeric system called Geez (that made the present day Ethiopian language and Education system), the first African capitol next to Yeha, the first Ethiopian city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the last of the great civilizations, one of the few most powerful kingdoms of the world in its time… yes, that’s Axum (also spelled as Aksum). Many books call the city the `royal throne of the kings of Zion, mother of all lands, pride of the entire universe, jewel of kings’ (Levine 1974: 111).