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Ancient Aksum

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Evan Ellis

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By Evan Ellis The Kingdom of Aksum The people of Aksum migrated during the decline of the empire and for agricultural reasons in some regions Migration Interaction between Humans and the Environment Settlement Patterns Technology Religion Converted to Christianity by King Ezana Minted coinage and Terracing This decision has made modern day Ethiopia home to thousands of Christians Arts and Architecture The well known architecture from Aksum is their obelisks and the many churches in the city. Development and interaction of cultures Settled more by the Nile and the Red Sea for trading reasons Science and Technology Counter balance system used mainly to keep the obelisks standing and their coins making trade easier. State building Expansion and Conflict Political structures and Government Aksum was run under a Monarchy. Empires At the peak of its rule Aksum had ruled many of the trade routes that belonged to the empire of Kush and a portion of land on the other side of the Red Sea Internal Conflict Toward the decline of Aksum, Ella Saham gave protection to the early followers of Muhammad even though there was religious tension between Christians and Muslims Economic Systems Trade Aksum imported and exported luxuries from many of the surrounding empires and tribes Labor force Majority of the work was split between farming and trade Agricultural and pastoral production The people of Aksum used many exotic animals such as rhinoceros and elephants for food and more often trade Development and Transformation of Social Structures Gender Roles Traditionally men are responsible for providing for the family, whereas women are responsible for house work and looking after the children. Social class structure There is very little evidence to suggest that there is a definite structure of classes The classes were most likely based on ownership of land. If in a high position land would sometimes be awarded to you Bibliography "Africa." Zbths.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2012. <http://zbths.org/cms/
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