Things to do in Aksum

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  • 1
    Aksumite Stelae

    Aksumite Stelae

    Ranked #1 overall in Aksum things to do
    8.03 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument
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    Once the capital of Africa’s oldest empires, Axum city is cited from 400BC. Littered with UNESCO Heritage sites including famous Stelae; granite monoliths from pre-Christian times, decorated with symbolic engravings. ...

  • 2
    Ark of the Covenant

    Ark of the Covenant

    Ranked #2 overall in Aksum things to do
    8.01 review
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withHistoryOutdoorsyAdventure

    The chest of tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written, according to the Bible, has historically travelled some distance. Now it’s widely believed to be held in the Chapel ...

  • 3
    Archaeological Museum

    Archaeological Museum

    Ranked #3 overall in Aksum things to do
    8.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
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    Worth a visit if you are in Aksum. Provides a relatively succinct overview of the history of Aksum and the major sights.

  • 4
    St. Mary of Zion Churches

    St. Mary of Zion Churches

    Ranked #4 overall in Aksum things to do
    8.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Church
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureHistory

    The Ark of the Covenant, chest of tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written, according to the Bible, has historically travelled some distance. Now it’s widely believed to be ...

  • 5
    Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

    Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

    Ranked #5 overall in Aksum things to do
    7.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Church

    Said to contain the original Ark of the Covenant

  • 6
    Ancient City of Aksum

    Ancient City of Aksum

    Ranked #6 overall in Aksum things to do
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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  • 7
    Queen of Sheba's Bath

    Queen of Sheba's Bath

    Ranked #8 overall in Aksum things to do
    6.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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    Worth a quick drive-by on your way to other sights. Greatest draw is observing how locals incorporate the bath into their daily lives.

  • 8
    Tombs of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel

    Tombs of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel

    Ranked #7 overall in Aksum things to do
    6.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistory

    You can't help but feel a bit like Indiana Jones when you explore these tombs. There is little to see but they still have atmosphere. The views of the nearby ...

  • 9
    New Church of St. Mary of Zion

    New Church of St. Mary of Zion

    Ranked #9 overall in Aksum things to do
    Sights and Museums, Entertainment
  • 10
    King Ezana's inscription

    King Ezana's inscription

    Ranked #12 overall in Aksum things to do
    Sights and Museums, Entertainment
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