Archaeological evidence also seems to secure that the foundation of Aksum took place in the early 1st century AD (Phillipson, 1998: 50; 2000: 475).In the middle of the 2nd century AD, the Greek astronomer and geographer Claudius Ptolemaeus of Alexandria described Aksum as the seat of a king’s palace.Somewhat at odds with the tranquil ambience of most Karoo towns and villages visitors to this bustling town may dismiss it as unworthy of exploration and discovery.
The Eastern hemisphere of the globe is considered much older in comparison with the West. There are differences in their religious thinking as well.
The religious activity of the East in opposition to the West is turned towards the spirit. Confucianism, Shinto, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism are far eastern and Indian religions.
Annales d’Éthiopie, 2010, 25, 139-156 139 The choice of Aksum as a metropolis Tekle Hagos∗ The term metropolis was used for the first time in the middle of the 1st century AD to refer to ancient Aksum by the author of the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea (Casson, 1989).
In 77 AD, the Roman writer Pliny the Younger also mentioned Aksum, confirming its early antiquity.
It covers 0,70 ha and is no more than 0,5 meters high.
It is also covered with burnt cracked rocks, burnt bone fragments, and flint artifacts.
On the crest of the mound and its southeast quadrant are many modern graves.
The site was visited once and only 30 items were collected. 36° 45'N/ 41° 07'E/ 345 m ASL] is on the right (east) terrace of the Jaghjagh.
Minor country roads to Merweville, Fraserburg and Rietbron also radiate out across the vastness of the Great Karoo from Beaufort West.