Monday, March 14, 2011

Chp. 10, Sec. 2 Notes - Gold Trade Between Roman and Aksum Empires

1. The existence of a Red Sea port in the city of Adula and availability of ship technology

2. Since Rome was a Christian Empire by 300 A.D. and Aksum was a Christian empire, the two empires were peaceful allies

3. Availability of gold mines and the Romans need for coins made Aksum an ideal location to do business

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