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THE STELAE OF AXUM

 

Axum is the cradle of Ethiopian ancient civilization. It is an exotic tourist destination that offers an unique combination of beguiling history, natural beauty, perfect weather, screen environment and matchless hospitality.

Truly, Axum was ahead of its time, Axumites knew how to tame animals, cultivate cereals, mint coins and curve extraordinary obelisks, which are known to human kind. The accepted Christianity early, developed their unique alphabet and created a peculiar system of composing and chanting religious hymns.

Indeed, Axum was the most inventive state of its time, shaped and reshaped by profound faith, sophisticated administration, boundless prosperity and artistic and engineering brilliance. In terms of its sancity as well as greatness of its empire.

Axum is like Rome and Jerusalem combined. In essence, Axum is faith, holiness, history and tranquility all wrapped in one.

Presently, Axum houses seven giant stelae, some of them fallen. One of the obelisks was taken to Rome where it was installed for many years. This obelisk was returned to Ethiopia and re-erected on its original place in Axum.

The ruins of the Palace of the Queen of Sheeba, as well as the Ark of the Covenant are found in Axum. These days, Axum is considered to be one of the holiest destinations of many Christian pilgrimages.

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