What was the first major empire in the world to officially adopt Christianity as a state religion?

Rome
Byzantine Empire
Kingdom of Aksum (Africa)
Persia
In about 316 AD, Fru­men­tius and his brother Edesius from Tyre were taken to the Ethiopi­an court as slaves. They were given po­si­tions of trust by the monarch, and con­vert­ed members of the royal court to Chris­tian­i­ty. Ethiopi­a, a major empire at the time, was the second country to of­fi­cial­ly adopt Chris­tian­i­ty (after Ar­me­ni­a).

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