We can found Adwa is a town northeast of Axum. In this place Near Adwa, the Ethiopian Army, commanded by Emperor Meneluk II, the Emperor defeated the Italian Army on March 1, 1896 around the 19th century to conquer and colonize Ethiopia. The battle marked the first time an African army had defeated European armed forces . The battlefield is on the outskirts of Adwa. An Italian memorial to the fallen Italian soldiers still stands within the town of Adwa.