Axum Stelae

Axum Stelae

Girum A.
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Axum or Aksum is a city in northern Ethiopia which was the original capital of the eponymous kingdom of Axum. Axum was a naval and trading power that ruled the region from ca. 400 BC into the 10th century. The kingdom was also arbitrarily identified as Abyssinia, Ethiopia, and India in medieval writings. This stelae (the model) is the tallest standing the 24-metre (20.6 metres high 2.65 metres wide 1.18 metres deep, weighing 160 tonnes) King Ezana's Stele. It was carved from a single granite rock and erected in the 4th century A.D. #Addis_Ababa #Africa #Aksum #Archeological_sites #Axum #Ethiopia #Historic_places #Tigrai #Tourism
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