In the folds of time, I remembered that indelible truth: That women coming together are what have and always will move us forward.
This photo was taken at the Saturday morning market in Aksum on the day before the Orthodox Easter. Women sold their beans and spices, traded chickens for tea, and chatted in circles while protecting themselves from the rising sun.
A kingdom at the crossroads of the three continents, Aksum was once the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. It was the heart of ancient Ethiopia and a Biblical city where many believe the original Ten Commandments still sits today. Often overlooked in comparison to Rome and Jerusalem, Aksum's vibrant history can be considered a lost civilizations and one well-worth looking into.