Ancient Ethiopia lives in Tigray
The common era first millennium African empire of Axum, sometimes spelled Aksum, was located in present Tigray. At its height around the 1st century CE, Axum was a commercial hub influential in the trade between the Roman Empire and the East.
To date, archeologists continue to find evidence of the depth in greatness of Axum in the Tigray region. Coming before many other kingdoms in the East, Axum has been a source of pride for Ethiopians.
Axum continues to refer to a city in the Tigray region.