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Axum

Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant

Axum: famous for its monolithic stele park, the church of St.Mary (Zion)

Axum is found in the mountainous land of Tigray region northern part of Ethiopia which lies about 1024 km north of Addis Ababa. It was the capital of Kingdom of Axumite next Yeah. Axum one of the powerful states which flourished its power to the present day of the Red Sea; the whole horn of Africa and including Yemen. The power of Aksum was based largely on trade due to its proximity to the Red Sea in the northeast and the Indian Ocean coastal trade routes to the south. Romans, Persians, China’s, Greeks, Arabs, and Indians were known to have good relations with the Axumite kingdom.

Axum is one of the world ancient civilizations took prosperity is clearly seen today. Their influence on religion, economic, political, and social development has reflected the great impact on today’s Ethiopia. The Axumite kingdom reign from 1B.C to 10th A.D. even it extends to 10th B.C with fabled Queen of Sheba. Axum is the 1st place to build a church on the soil of Africa, blessed town for the sanctuary of Ark of Covenant, and it is the holiest cities of Ethiopian Orthodox faith.

The city of Axum is famous for its historical relics of monolithic stele park, palaces, the church of St.Mary (Zion), the sanctuary of Ark of Covenant, Museum, tombs of kings etc. A visit to Axum means a discovery of history back to 500 B.C.

Axum’s Historical relics of Monolithic Stele park, palaces.

St.Mary (Zion), sanctuary of Ark of Covenant.

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