The kingdom of Axum was a naval and trading power that ruled from about 400 BC into the 10th century. The kingdom was also identified as Abyssinia, Ethiopia, and India in medieval writings. The Stelae are perhaps the most identifiable part of the Aksumite legacy. These stone towers served to mark graves or represent a magnificent building.They are stabilized by massive underground counter-weights. They were often engraved with a pattern or emblem denoting the king's or the noble's rank.

The kingdom of Axum was a naval and trading power that ruled from about 400 BC into the 10th century. The kingdom was also identified as Abyssinia, Ethiopia, and India in medieval writings. The Stelae are perhaps the most identifiable part of the Aksumite legacy. These stone towers served to mark graves or represent a magnificent building.They are stabilized by massive underground counter-weights. They were often engraved with a pattern or emblem denoting the king's or the noble's rank.

Drought continues to threaten the lives of as many as 13 million people living in the Horn of Africa and many are struggling to continue their pastoral lifestyle. Photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg has been to the region for Oxfam who are are running a number of aid projects that offer long-term support to those in need

In pictures: Combating drought in the Horn of Africa

Drought continues to threaten the lives of as many as 13 million people living in the Horn of Africa and many are struggling to continue their pastoral lifestyle. Photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg has been to the region for Oxfam who are are running a number of aid projects that offer long-term support to those in need

Wikipedia contributors, "Horn of Africa," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Horn_of_Africa&oldid=580315847] (accessed November 7, 2013) | #HOA

Wikipedia contributors, "Horn of Africa," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Horn_of_Africa&oldid=580315847] (accessed November 7, 2013) | #HOA

Africa | A collection of African amber beads from the Horn of Africa | 19th century | This is predominately copal amber.

Africa | A collection of African amber beads from the Horn of Africa | 19th century | This is predominately copal amber.

Space Station Flyover of Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa - Samantha Cristoforetti/ESA/NASA

Space Station Flyover of Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa - Samantha Cristoforetti/ESA/NASA

BBC News - Horn of Africa sees 'worst drought in 60 years'

Horn of Africa sees 'worst drought in 60 years'

BBC News - Horn of Africa sees 'worst drought in 60 years'

Scale of famine in Somalia.     You can make a difference by going to www.OpportunityInternational.com

Scale of famine in Somalia. You can make a difference by going to www.OpportunityInternational.com

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