The introduction of the ahistorical "" image of Jesus has done considerable damage to the African mind.
Again we see similarities between the political motives for the expansion of Islam in Africa.
Aksum was one of the earliest states to develop a coin system in order to service its sophisticated and prosperous economy.
Emperor Ezana was the first world leader to put the cross on coins that are the earliest examples of Christian material culture from Ethiopia.
Ethiopia was always part of the historical Biblical world, and had seen adherents to the Jewish doctrine.
The legend of Queen Sheeba and her encounter with Solomon is legendary in this region.
Christianity, like Islam in West Africa was brought to Aksum via merchants.
Ezana's decision to adopt Christianity helped solidify his trading relationship with the Roman Empire.
Ethiopia is home to the oldest Christian tradition in the world, as well as the oldest tradition of Islam outside of Saudi Arabia.
Christianity was in Ethiopia (Abyssinia) long before there was an Anglican church, long before it was the state religion of Italy.
The adoption of Christianity in Ethiopia dates to the fourth-century reign of the Aksumite emperor Ezana.
The kingdom was located along major international trade routes through the Red Sea between India and the Roman empire.