American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Aksum.
“A 180-ton funerary monument known as the Axum Obelisk, which has graced Rome's Piazza di Porta Capena for more than 60 years, is to be returned to Ethiopia.”
“To find the nearest espresso bar, the Ali Bal Café, I leave the market and re-enter the city by one of its five gates-this one is called Axum, because Harar's”
“In the past, the country has failed to attract foreign tourists, despite pulls such as Axum, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, and Lucy, the 3. 2-million-year-old hominid.”
“Others attribute it to religious fanaticism, or to the result of some barbaric invasion, such as Axum may have repeatedly endured before it was sacked by Mahommed Gran, sultan of Harrar, about 1535.”
“(Given Microsoft's fondness for place names, I'd bet "Axum" refers to”
“#2 Axum: The Ethiopian Orthodox Church that being the main one in Ethiopia claims to have the Ark of the Covenant locked away safely in a church in Axum.”
“According to the Kebra Nagast, Sheba subsequently gave birth to a son who became Menelik, King of Axum.”
“Last time we walked to Lalibela; this time we flew from Axum.”
“Axum says smugly, "The Mayoral Rules clearly state that...”
“Anyway, the other mayor, who is Axum, wants to plant that floozy Toran as his deputy so that she can make the decisions when his drone is awake and can't be present.”
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