Location: 1934 9th St. NW Washington, DC
Axum Restaurant was 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 from the 1st to the 8th centuries A.D.
Phillipson, D.W. Ancient Ethiopia: Aksum, its antecedents and successors. London: British Museum Press, 1998.
Photo credit: Africa Access, September, 2015