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Title:The Rise and Fall of Aksum: Chronological Considerations
Author:Munro-Hay, Stuart C.
Year:1990
Periodical:Journal of Ethiopian Studies
Volume:23
Period:November
Pages:47-53
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:Axum polity
archaeology
history
traditional polities
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History, Archaeology
Aksum (Ethiopia)
Archaeological sites
Cultural property
Abstract:The excavations undertaken by Neville Chittick at Aksum (northern Ethiopia) from 1972 to 1974 have enabled a new look at received ideas on the chronology of Aksum. The present article offers a synopsis of this new perspective. Chittick's finds push the generally received date of the origins of the town back to perhaps the first century BC. His excavations also suggest that already by about the mid-seventh century AD the town had been abandoned as a capital. Bibliogr.
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