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ID: 7024409
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Axumite Empire (former nation/state/empire)  Axumite Empire (former nation/state/empire)

Coordinates:
Lat: 14 07 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 14.1160  decimal degrees
Long: 038 44 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 38.7330  decimal degrees

Note: Was located in Northern Ethiopia; developed in 1st century CE due to riches from agriculture and position on major trade route; defeated Nubian empire of Meroë in 4th century; was center of Coptic Christianity; was threatened by Islamic conquest in 7th century; declined in 12th century with the rise of a rival dynasty in Southern Ethiopia.

Names:
Aksum (preferred,C,V,LC,O)
Axum (C,O)
Kingdom of Aksum (C,V)
Aksum, Kingdom of (C,V)
Axumite Empire (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Aksumite Empire (C,O)
Kingdom of Axum (C,V)
Axum, Kingdom of (C,V)
Royaume d'Aksoum (C,O)
Aksoum, Le Royaume d' (C,O)
Mangiśta Aksum (C,V,Ethiopian,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Ethiopia (nation)  ........  Ethiopia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Axumite Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ............  Axumite Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)

Place Types:
former nation/state/empire (preferred, C)  ............  flourished 1st century CE through 12th century
historical region (C)
kingdom (H)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Āksum .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Ethiopia, Tigray) [1089698]
predecessor of ....  Zagwe .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..........................  (World, Africa, Ethiopia) [8698206]

Sources and Contributors:
Aksoum, Le Royaume d'..........  [BHA, VP]
......................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Aksum..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 66
..............  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 16 May 2017
..............  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 99038042; accessed 16 May 2017
Aksumite Empire..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Aksum, Kingdom of..........  [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Axum..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
...........  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 337
Axumite Empire..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.............................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Axum, Kingdom of..........  [VP]
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Kingdom of Aksum..........  [VP]
.............................  Times Atlas of World History (1989)
Kingdom of Axum..........  [VP]
.............................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Mangiśta Aksum..........  [VP]
.............................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Royaume d'Aksoum..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 66
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 337
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Columbia Encyclopedia [online] (2004)

 

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