History

Lost Ethiopian town comes from a forgotten empire that rivalled Rome



HUMANS 10 December 2019 By Michael Marshall Archaeologists have found an historic buried city in Ethiopia that was inhabited for 1400 years. The city was a part of a robust civilisation known as Aksum, which dominated east Africa for hundreds of years and traded with different nice powers just like the Roman Empire. “This is among the most vital historic civilisations, however individuals don’t realize it,” says Michael Harrower of Johns Hopkins College in Baltimore, Maryland. “Exterior of Egypt and Sudan, it’s the earliest advanced society or main civilisation in Africa.” The Empire of Aksum dominated east Africa and components of Arabia from about 80 BC to AD

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