Aksum (Axum)

Axum Ethiopian Cuisine   Photo credit: Africa Access

Location 1934 9th St. N.W. Washington, DC

The Axum restaurant was named for the wealthy, ancient kingdom located in what is now northern Ethiopia and Eritrea. Known also as Aksum, the kingdom lasted for almost a thousand years from the 1st to the 8th centuries AD.

Resources:

Phillipson, D.W. Ancient Ethiopia: Aksum, its antecedents and successors. London: British Museum Press, 1998.