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Discover Axum in Ethiopia

Axum in the region of Tigray Region with its 41,249 habitants is a town located in Ethiopia - some 352 mi or ( 567 km ) North of Addis Ababa , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Axum

Local time in Axum is now 03:35 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Addis Ababa " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Jizan, Wik'ro, Massawa, Mek'ele, and Mai Uollel. When in this area, you might want to check out Jizan . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Axum ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Arc of the Covenant 2 of 5 - Jordan to Ethiopia - Around The World in 80 Treasures - BBC Travel Doc

10:30 min by RuniTravel
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Arc of the Covenant 2 of 5 - Jordan to Ethiopia - Around The World in 80 Treasures - BBC Travel Documentary, recorded 15. 03.2009 Part of BBCs Series "Around the Worrld in 80 Treasures", this Eipsode ..

Axum, Ethiopia

2:12 min by Kallie Ejigu
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Scenics in Axum. Music: "Nigern do Halefay" ..


Ark of the Covenant Procession Axum Ethiopia Feb 9, 2011

9:44 min by Sandy Leeder
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Pre-dawn procession of the Ark of the Covenant from St Mary's Church through Axum and back to the Church after daybreak. ..

The cradle of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity Carolerich's photos around Axum, Ethiopia (aksum)

2:38 min by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu
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Interesting facts about this location

Ezana Stone

The Ezana stone is an artifact from the ancient Kingdom of Aksum. It is a stone monument which documents the conversion of King Ezana to Christianity and his subjugation of various neighboring peoples, including Meroë. From AD 330 to 356 King Ezana ruled the ancient Aksumite kingdom in the Horn of Africa.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 14.12 38.73 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 4th-century artefacts, Axum (city), Axumite steles, Ge'ez language, Greek inscriptions, Multilingual texts, Stones

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.

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Located at 14.13 38.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 1660s architecture, Axum (city), Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church buildings

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 14.13 38.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 4th-century architecture, Art and cultural repatriation, Axum (city), Axumite obelisks, Obelisks in Rome, Relocated buildings and structures

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).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 14.13 38.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 4th-century architecture, Axum (city), Axumite obelisks

Dungur

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).

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Located at 14.13 38.71 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Aksumite Empire, Archaeological sites in Ethiopia, Axum (city)

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Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Axum