The Kingdom of Aksum was an empire located around modern Ethiopia that lasted from about 100 A.D. to 940 A.D. The kingdom reached many important milestones, and achieved a multitude of things, including a written alphabet. The Kingdom of Aksum was also the first in Africa to fully convert to Christianity, which lead to the present-day Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The Kingdom was also known for being the first African state to issue its own system of coins as currency.

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