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  1. Aksum.
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Historical Examples of axum

  • This Bruce affirms that he witnessed in his journey from Masuah to Axum.

    The Life and Adventures of Bruce, the African Traveller

    Francis Head

  • An Ethiopic version of the whole Bible exists in the ancient dialect of Axum.

  • Burckhardt was unable to decide whether it was an Egyptian temple, or a monument of the empire of Axum.

  • Two days' journey further on, one comes to the ruins of Axum, the ancient capital of Abyssinia.

  • It was near Axum that Bruce saw three soldiers cut from a living cow a steak for their midday meal.

British Dictionary definitions for axum


  1. a variant spelling of Aksum
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