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Northern Stelae Field

Near St Mary of Zion Church, Axum, Ethiopia
+251 91 337 2078
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Interesting historical site

These obelisks are an interesting historical site. The are very large and the feeling remains that... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Ilse020
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Kigali, Rwanda
Alright if passing

Visited here for a few hours but needed less time. A few stelae to see but not too much information.

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Scott8446
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“stelae field” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Near St Mary of Zion Church, Axum, Ethiopia
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+251 91 337 2078
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

These obelisks are an interesting historical site. The are very large and the feeling remains that there is much more to be discovered in the area. How dod they manage to carry those stones anywhere? One of the stellae had been taken by the Italians...More

Thank Ilse020
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a few hours but needed less time. A few stelae to see but not too much information.

1  Thank Scott8446
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

You can't help but be impressed by the stelae - especially if you have been to visit the quarry first. How did they do it ? It's not one of the great historic sights in the world but you will definitely go see then when...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Such massively tall structures. The architecture is so interesting. The underground gives a different perspective. The museum was so informative and inspiring. I learned so much about Axum's rich heritage and history.

Thank Felicity I
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

These 1700 yr old columns are quite amazing, a piece of history I knew nothing about. They are markers for underground burial chambers.

Thank mada102464
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The town of Axum was a surprise, very clean and also cobbled like Lalibela, with a central line of palm trees leading to the piazza and paved space in front of the of the field of stelae. Their huge size reveals the wealth and power...More

1  Thank therapina
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

These Stelae are most impressive and one has no idea how on earth they were moved from the quarry and the museum is a wonderful place to and well worth the visit. It was such an early empire form the 1st to the 10th Centuries...More

1  Thank Kimlet
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

You can't help but be impressed by the stelae - especially if you have been to visit the quarry first. How did they do it ? It's not one of the great historic sights in the world but you will definitely go see then when...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

The Axum empire is been one of the great empire in the world from the 1st to 10th centuries A.D, the town is been the capital city of Abyssinia former name of Ethiopia, this ancient town has several historical attractions such as the stele field...More

Thank MickyEthio
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

After visiting the Lion of Gobedra, the ruins of legendary Queen Makda's palace, and we moved to the Stele Field where heard heard and learned a lot about the pre-Christian Ethiopia. We had also a chance to visit one of Ethiopia's sacred places, Aksum Tsion...More

Thank asaa_roman
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