This period takes its name from the city of Aksum which had been the capital of Ethiopia for quite a long time before the transformation to Christianity of Ruler Ezana (who managed from c. 320-360) and filled in as capital for quite some time later. While we can’t preclude the likelihood that Christianity had been available in the country preceding the transformation of this ruler, it is just beginning from this period that statements of unmistakably Christian convictions show up in the material record.
An enormous ventured platform in the compound of the congregation of Mary of Zion in Aksum (considered by the Ethiopians as the home of the Ark of the Pledge), presumably once gave admittance to a huge church worked during this period.
Aksumite houses of worship took on the basilica plan (with a long focal passageway, at times with a more limited wing crossing it, framing the state of a cross). These places of worship were built utilizing deeply grounded neighborhood building methods and their style reflects nearby practices.
Various variables added to the slow impoverishment and decline of the Aksumite realm. The Middle Easterner venture into Northern Africa slice off the realm’s admittance to the Red-Ocean stream (and to the business sectors which could be arrived at through it and on which an enormous piece of the realm’s thriving had been based). There is additionally proof to propose that a portion of the realm’s normal assets, like gold and ivory, had been exhausted. Very little is had some significant awareness of this period of Ethiopian history and researchers even differ on the dates of its start and end.
A couple chapels here have been likely credited to this period, yet ensuing transformations joined with the powerlessness to get consents to lead archeological overviews make dating troublesome. It appears to be probable that places of worship kept on being worked as well as slashed (cut) out of rock. A gathering of funerary hypogea (underground loads) in the Hawzien plain (in northern Ethiopia) may have been changed into houses of worship during the post-Aksumite period. This could be the situation for temples like Abreha-we-Atsbeha (underneath) and Tcherqos Wukro (the compositions in these houses of worship presumably date from a later period).