Axum Destination Guide
Discover Axum in Ethiopia!
Axum in the region of Tigray Region with it's 41,249 habitants is a town located in Ethiopia - some 352 mi (or 567 km) North of Addis Ababa, the country's capital.
Local time in Axum is now 08:08 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Addis Ababa" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Jizan, Wik'ro, Massawa, Mek'ele, Mai Uollel or May Kao. When in this area, you might want to check out Kiwadat, Gure, Godra, Deraga, Ats'iwa and Addi Gui as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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Trip 2 - Axum to Yeha Temple Part I avi
Part 1 of 2 detailing my motorbike trip from Axum to Debre Damo via Yeha temple. As with the lalibela trip this was done on a locally sourced motorbike which I organised by simply stopping motorbike r...
The Axumite Empire Thechans's photos aro...
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The cradle of Ethiopian Orthodox Christi...
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The Harari diaspora travels to Axum during the Harar Millennium celebration
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Interesting facts about this location
King Ezana's Stele
King Ezana's Stele is the central obelisk still standing in the Northern Stelae Park (containing hundreds of smaller and less decorated stelae) in the ancient city of Axum, in modern-day Ethiopia. This stele is probably the last erected one and the biggest of those remained unbroken. King Ezana's Stele stands 70 feet (21 m) tall, smaller than the fallen 108-foot (33 m) Great Stele and the better-known 79-foot (24 m), so-called, Obelisk of Axum (reassembled and unveiled on September 4, 2008).
Obelisk of Axum
The Obelisk of Axum is a 1,700-year-old, 24-metres (78-foot) tall granite stele/obelisk, weighing 160 tonnes, in the city of Axum in Ethiopia. It is ornamented with two false doors at the base and features decorations resembling windows on all sides. The obelisk ends in a semi-circular top part, which used to be enclosed by metal frames.
Dungur (or Dungur 'Addi Kilte) is the name of the ruins of a substantial mansion located in the western part of Aksum, Ethiopia, the former capital of the Kingdom of Aksum. These ruins are located in the western part of Aksum, across the Gondar road from the Gudit Stelae field. Dungur is known locally and popularly as the Palace of the Queen of Sheba (i.e. the Palace of Makeda in Ethiopia).
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion
The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the most important church in Ethiopia, and is located in the town of Axum in the Tigray Province. The original church is believed to have been built during the reign of Ezana, the first Christian emperor of Ethiopia, during the 4th century AD, and has been rebuilt several times since then.
Lioness of Gobedra
The Lioness of Gobedra is a representation of a crouching lioness, about 3 meters long, carved in relief on a large rock outcropping. First described by German archeologists in 1913, this carving is located two kilometers west of Axum, Ethiopia. The reason for this isolated stone carving is unknown, but the subject of much speculation.
Located at 14.12, 38.72 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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