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Axum - Home of the Ark of the Covenant?
At its height the Aksumite Kingdom ruled an empire that extended across Most of present-day Eritrea, northern Ethiopia, Yemen, southern Saudi Arabia northern Djibouti, and northern Sudan. After converting to Christianity, c. 330 B.C., and cross replaced the disc and crescent on coins. Due to climate change and trade isolation, Aksum began to decline in the 7th century when the last coins were issued. The capital city, Aksum, is now a country village in northern Ethiopia.