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Ethiopia's oldest language inscribed on stone

King Ezana's stone inscription is worth stopping at in your visit in Axum. Its located on the road... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Muluken G
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
via mobile
Like the Rosetta stone - if that means anything to you

The inscription written on the stone is done in several languages, thus providing a key to... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
terry c
Defiance, Ohio
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Enno Littmann St | 300 M North From May Shum, Axum, Ethiopia
+251 91 391 2656
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

King Ezana's stone inscription is worth stopping at in your visit in Axum. Its located on the road to the ruin tomb and palace of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel. It shows three languages inscribed on about 2.5 meter stone - in Sabean (Ethiopia's oldest...More

Thank Muluken G
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The inscription written on the stone is done in several languages, thus providing a key to interpretting languages previously indecipherable. It does for these languages what the Rosetta stone did for dead Mideastern languages.

Thank terry c
Reviewed 9 March 2018

This artifact ( inscribed stone tablet) is amazing for what it is, too bad there is inadequate information to fully appreciate what we are looking at. The tablet is standing in a small shed at the spot it was found. You will need to climb...More

Thank sealrocker
Reviewed 19 January 2018

I think this is cooler than all the stella. Its like the rosetta stone! Plus, some dude farming found it like 6 years ago ha

Thank ilovecorndogs
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The stone is still in the original position it was found in. The fact that the stone stands with more than one language inscribed on it is amazing. I met one of the farmers who first found the stone. I felt like I was back...More

1  Thank Felicity I
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is the rosetta stone of ethiopia where the same message is written in different languages. It is in a tiny building to protect this valuable object from the weather

Thank mada102464
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The world famous Rosetta Stone is housed in a small unprotected hut which is unassuming and protected only by traders trying to sell you useless stuff. Much can be done to protect this valuable relic to showcase to tourists interested to be better informed.

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

It's interesting to stop by and see the stone but it's not really that impressive in my mind. The shed in which it is housed could be more spacious and the stone better lit and it would be a better experience. Worth a visit but...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We learned a lot about King Ezana's campaigns to maintain his territory in the area. Gave us a clue about the power of the Axumite kings for a very long time.

Thank asaa_roman
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

King Ezana tells about his victory over his enemies in Greek Geez and Sabean , all the languages used here in the 4 century . It was found by a farmer plowing the soil . Special and interesting.

Thank Gidons51
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