Northern Stelae Field
Northern Stelae Field
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Dan Lear
Ghent, Belgium128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Very well preserved in Ethiopian standards. Ancient, really intricate structures still standing to this day. Makes you wonder what the place was like back then
Written 26 November 2020
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snowythepyro
London, UK0 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The stelae field is really interesting. It is astonishing that there are some still standing after all these years.
Written 30 October 2020
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Robert S
Westbury, NY885 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I don't know how many people will be traveling in the near future, but I now have a lot of time to catch up on reviews from my last trip. I believe this is the same place as the number one attraction, "The Ruins of Aksum" (aka Axum). Regardless it is an interesting and unique burial ground unlike any I have seen anywhere (with the giant stelae). You can also enter some of the tombs and there is a museum adjacent to the field. There is an interesting story regarding one of the very large stelae that was taken to Italy and returned years later.
Written 14 March 2020
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Starelenas
Orlando, FL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
I arrived in Axum by myself. I met Mulugeta- my tour guide where my adventure started. It was an experience after experience. Did you know that the Queen of Sheba used to reside in that area? As well as one of the wise man that visited baby Jesus? I wouldn’t have been able to see all that without Mulugeta. He helped me not only with tourism, but also when I was sick and needed medications. He brought me to a religious procession at 5am in the morning free of charge in order to appreciate more their culture and it was the procession of the Ark, where approximately 2000 people dressed in white robes with candles in their hands. They surrounded a replica of the Ark of the Covenant singing and praising the Lord. It was a deep act of dedication. For contact, this is Mulugeta’s watsup number +251 91 339 5845 I had an incredible time digging into Ethiopia’s rich history. Thank you!
Written 9 February 2020
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nomadicbookwoman
Seoul, South Korea14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
If you’re interested in history and archaeology, this is the place. It’s a bit difficult to understand what you’re looking at —not much signage when I was there—so I recommend a local guide. Ours spoke perfect English, and is a serious history buff. He knows a crazy amount of both local and Italian history, which is very useful.

We used Mulugeta Tekeste; his phone number/WhatsApp is +251-913395845. Email mulerzeaxum@yahoo.com
Written 31 January 2020
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chewat
Robertson571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a relatively small site but very interesting. The product of the pre-christian Axumite empire these massive stone pillars were somehow erected and many are still standing. The underground tombs are worth seeing as is the small but informative nearby museum.
Written 4 December 2019
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Most important and highly rich field in history with its many obelisks. The tallest was collapsed during its erection because of weak foundation. All made up from granite brought by elephants from nearby mountains about 5 km. Underground tombs is an architectural beauty. A must visit place while in Axum. Don’t forget to visit the archeological museum at the back and later to taste Buna. Avoid the sellers near the gate.
Written 25 November 2019
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Marlynne P
Salt Lake City, UT805 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Ancient history of kings building bigger and better Obelisk shrines to themselves. The rock towers are impressive.
Written 20 October 2019
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Las Buganvillas
Cartagena, Colombia920 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It is truly remarkable how these stelae were constructed between 2nd and 4th century ad: the most beautiful one, weighing 175 tons, was cut into three by the Italian occupying force as they established Italian East Africa, and it was taken to Rome to grace one of its piazzas, until the Italian Government returned it in 2005 to its rightful place. The largest of the stelae collapsed probably because its foundation was not solid enough. The granite was taken by elephants. Some of tehse monuments are richly decorated, some are only polished and some are just made of rough granite.
Written 16 October 2019
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,410 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
I was happy to visit this area, never knew what ideas are behind the Stelae, i learned and i was very happy to see the area especially the under ground. A real must see place especially for history lovers
Written 29 September 2019
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