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Ancient City of Aksum

Ancient City of Aksum

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Aksum, Ethiopia
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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 ... Read more
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. In 1980, the City's Ancient Ruins were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Aliases: Axum

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