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Aksum, Ethiopia : Of the Glory of Kings

Author: Infobase,; Global Screen (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Global Screen, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2006] ©2006 2017.
Series: Treasures of the World: Sub-Saharan Africa.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Publication:Films on Demand.
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The ruins of the ancient city of Aksum are found close to Ethiopia's northern border. They mark the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The massive ruins, dating from between the 1st and the 13th century A.D., include monolithic obelisks, giant stelae, royal tombs and the ruins of ancient castles. Long after its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; Global Screen (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1031084318
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by Global Screen, 2006.
Title from distributor's description
Target Audience: 9 - 12
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (14 min., 45 sec.)) : sound, color
Contents: Aksum, Ethiopia: Of the Glory of Kings (14:45);
Series Title: Treasures of the World: Sub-Saharan Africa.
Responsibility: Global Screen.
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The ruins of the ancient city of Aksum are found close to Ethiopia's northern border. They mark the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The massive ruins, dating from between the 1st and the 13th century A.D., include monolithic obelisks, giant stelae, royal tombs and the ruins of ancient castles. Long after its political decline in the 10th century, Ethiopian emperors continued to be crowned in Aksum.

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