The Axumite Kingdom Trading Empire Located in Modern-day Ethiopia and Eritrea

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For them being located southeast of Kush on rugged land, made it difficult for them to farm. That didn’t stop them from developing a technique to farm on these rugged and hilly grounds. The Axumites were very determined people; they knew they were surrounded by huge bodies of water, so they used it to their advantage. Trade was more accessible for them, but to make it more simpler and less challenging they coined money, to make a common currency instead of barter. One thing they made the Axumites stand out was their beautiful architecture. They built huge monuments for their rulers or the wealthy to honor them, like how Egypt built pyramids to keep their king in after death. The estimate of when the Axumite kingdom spanned was about 200 BC – 650 AD (Paul Davis), for people of that time they were extremely ahead of other civilizations. The kingdom of Axum reached its peak around A.D. 325 and 360, when determined ruler Enzana took throne (McDougal 226). He first conquered a section of the Arabian peninsula, current day Yemen. Then later by 350 he conquered the Kushites and destroyed Meroë. The Axumite Kingdom culturally, economically, and agriculturally influenced the Middle East and Eastern Africa through trade, terrace farming and religion. The Axumite Kingdom was surrounded by water which increased with trade and influenced the Middle…