Queen of Sheba Palace
Queen of Sheba Palace
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snowythepyro
London, UK473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Those of us in the west never really think about where Sheba was. The Ethiopians are adamant that the Queen of Sheba was theirs, not a Yemeni lady, and there are strong arguments to support that view, starting with this palace. Whether it was indeed Sheba's or not, it is an extensive footprint of ancient times, and this is worth the short trip to the edge of Axum to see this palace.
Written 30 October 2020
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JC Isham
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Very good experience, we enjoyed ourselves. This is a culturally significant place and a must see in Axum.
Written 13 April 2020
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Robert S
Westbury, NY923 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The site becomes a lot more interesting if you know about the Queen of Sheba and the son (Menelik I) she bore with King Solomon. Ethiopians believe (as explained by our Ethiopian guide) that as a young man visiting Jerusalem at a time of strife, Menelik I was entrusted by King Solomon to bring the Ark of the Covenant containing the Ten Commandment tablets back to Axum for safekeeping (while being accompanied by 2,000 Israelites. The palace is across the street from a small stelae field.
Written 15 March 2020
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Middle_Aged_Guy
Fremont, CA350 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
There is nothing special about these ruins. In fact, you don't see any ruins only walls put up by recent archaeologists. The real walls are supposedly way beneath the current floor level. In short, what you are looking at is modern. When we climbed the rickety platform, my guide told me the palace was really beneath the empty field next door!

See this only if you have nothing else better to do.
Written 23 February 2020
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IonH
London168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
You can easily cover all of the sites in Axum, including this one (just outside the town) in a day. Since you've travelled a long way to get to Axum, you may as well include this place in your tour, though unless you're a big fan of ruined buildings it's not that impressive. All a bit 'meh', really
Written 21 February 2020
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Shimnik
Delft, The Netherlands7,070 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The most interesting part of the palace is its history, I suppose. You won't see any palace, it is in ruins. You will see it in half an hour. It is better to have a guide to explain the meaning of this sight. The tickets should be bought in the ticket office in the middle of Axum, otherwise you have to go or drive back 3 km and buy them.
Written 29 December 2019
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africanman_840
Nairobi, Kenya4,585 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I didn't think that this ruin was anything special. I really would not bother visiting it. Apparently it isn't even the Queen of Sheba's Palace.
Written 26 December 2019
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Nicole B
Basel, Switzerland86 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
If you like ruins and you’re in Aksum, go here. It’s worth it. You can do your own research and either walk (it’s a little distance from town, so be ready for a good walk) or take a tuk-tuk.
Written 26 December 2019
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Sandro PB
Helmsange, Luxembourg192 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Our guide explained that this may not be her palace after all. A massive archaeological dig is planned around the area to locate all the other buildings and maybe her true palace. After successive digs by foreign archaeologists which frequently resulted in treasure being plundered and taken overseas, Ethiopia's Universities are now training legions of their own archaeologists and this work will commence in the next two years or so when they have graduated.
Written 17 December 2019
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chewat
Robertson553 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is an interesting site and worth a visit but archeologists have dated it as being built long after the queen was supposed to have lived. Anywhere else in the world this would be accepted but in Ethiopia legend trumps science.
Written 4 December 2019
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