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Queen of Sheba Palace

| Axum old road to shire. right side of the road before joining the new highway, Axum, Ethiopia
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The ruins are very well preserved and good to look at first from the elevated shelter to get an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
terry c
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Defiance, Ohio
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It s only ruins So you can stop if you pass by but No need to hire a taxi in order to visit it The... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
ksarman
,
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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| Axum old road to shire. right side of the road before joining the new highway, Axum, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins are very well preserved and good to look at first from the elevated shelter to get an overall perspective. Our guide was very fair-minded, giving us both traditional and archaelogical explanations of the visible ruins and what lies beneath.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

It s only ruins So you can stop if you pass by but No need to hire a taxi in order to visit it The entrance fees are included on the Axoum royal tomb ticket

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A quite well conserved palace, for over 3000 years old. You can fill there the history. I visited it with a guide and a tuk-tuk arranged by hotel.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

There is a lookout where you can see the plan of the palace before wandering the grounds. It helps with orientation. We had an Ethiopia archaeologist with us so we were able to learn a great deal about the place. Some will say it isn't...More

Thank PhotographVagabond
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The palace of Queen Sheba is located around Dengur mountain.A mountain which was created by volcanic eruption and a place where Aksumawian curve the Stellas of Aksum.There are alot of unfinished Stellas pararal to the ruins of the palace.There is no much to see besides...More

Thank Martha M
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The terrible 'restoration' of this site means that you walk around some newly built rock walls with only the odd genuine gutter or column foot to hint at the possible significance of the site. There is no explanation to the plan or history of the...More

Thank Howard M
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

There is not a great deal to see. There is no roof and low walls that all look the same. Souvenir sellers will be there

1  Thank mada102464
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We spent some time in the ruins of the palace with a guide and we were alone. Thanks to his explanation we could understand how the palace was structured and why archeologists think it is indeed queen Sheba palace. Right after that we went for...More

Thank mboissi
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

There is just a iron shed to provide a slightly elevated view of the palace ruins which was probably one of the best known queen in the history of man. A shame really as the place has so much potential for further discovery by excavation...More

Thank Eric L
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

There's not much more to add than given by metooNY below - except to say it's a chance for the guide to tell you the stories about the Queen of Sheba. According to our guide book she had hairy legs and cloven feet, which upset...More

Thank therapina
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