Day Trip To Axum
This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Northern Stelae Field, Axum, Tigray Region Pick up from hotel, airport or any of your convenient place within Axum at 8:30 (or Convenient time) in the morning.Start the tour with a visit to obelisks including the one recently back home from Rome, Italy. The obelisks are carved from single rock, one witness artistic works on the obelisks. Continue with a visit to underground tombs of different kings and royal families. Get through Axum archeological museum for the general understanding of the historical chronology. Then visit church museum and St. Mary Zion church which is believed to be a home to the original Arc of the Covenant.In the afternoon/after lunch break Queen of Sheba swimming pool, inscription of king Ezana which is written in the Sabean language. Continue with a visit to tomb of king Kaleb and Gebremeskel. Then visit Queen of Sheba palace and finally visit Judith stele fields. End of the tour.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: The Ruins of Aksum, Axum Ethiopia
The ruins of the ancient city of Aksum are found close to Ethiopia's northern border. They mark the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The massive ruins, dating from between the 1st and the 13th century A.D., include monolithic obelisks, giant stelae, royal tombs and the ruins of ancient castles. Long after its political decline in the 10th century, Ethiopian emperors continued to be crowned in Aksum.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Queen of Sheba's Bath, Enno Littmann St., Axum Ethiopia
Despite the colourful legends, this large reservoir probably wasnt where Sheba came to bathe. It was an important reservoir rather than a swimming pool or gargantuan bath. Nobody is totally sure of its age, but its certainly been used as a water source for millennia. Its large size is even more impressive considering its hewn from solid rock. Its also known as Mai Shum, which translates to Chiefs Water. Its used for Timkat celebrations, just like Fasiladas Bath in Gonder.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Northern Stelae Field, Near St Mary of Zion Church, Axum Ethiopia
Axum is also known for its massive, towering sculptures that are more than two thousand years old .their significance is still under investigation by archaeologists. Ethiopia oldest city, Axum dates back some 2,000 years to when it was the hub of the Axum empire .the queen of Sheba made it her capital 1,000 years before Christ. The Ethiopian Orthodox church was founded here in the fourth century .made of single blocks of granite, the tallest stood over 33 meters high the largest monolith in the world. The biggest now standing is 23 meters high.
The 1,700 years old Axum obelisk has arrived back to Ethiopia, 68 years after it was looted by Italian fascists. seized back in 1937 by Italian troops, it was taken to Rome where it remained .the 16th century church of St Mary of Zion is the holiest Christian sanctuary in Ethiopia, and Ethiopia believe that the church house the arc of covenant containing the tables on which Moses wrote the ten commandments.
Duration: 2 minutes
Duration:8 hours 30 minutes
Commences in:Aksum, Ethiopia
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