Axum restaurant on 9th St. in NW Washington is named for the wealthy, ancient kingdom located in what is now northern Ethiopia and Eritrea. Known also as Askum, the kingdom lasted for almost a thousand years.
Photo credits: Brenda Randolph, September, 2015.
Phillipson, D.W. Ancient Ethiopia: Aksum, its antecedents and successors. London: British Museum Press, 1998.