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The Ruins of Aksum

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Address: Aksum, Ethiopia
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The remains of once powerful royal capital contain impressive tombs and...

The remains of once powerful royal capital contain impressive tombs and stelae.

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We had our own guide who was part of the tour so no idea what local guides would be like. A guide is a must and a back ground of biblical history would really enhance this site... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had our own guide who was part of the tour so no idea what local guides would be like. A guide is a must and a back ground of biblical history would really enhance this site. Push vendours were a pain at the entrance but thank goodness they didn't pursue visitors once in the site. Archeological museum rather dis... More 

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sydney,australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We found this area so interesting, our guide gave us excellent info on the stelae, burials etc. It was great to be able to wander about soaking up the history with barely another tourist in sight.August was a good time to be there as it could get very hot there in the warmer months.

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Thank hamilstra
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

It's been years back that I had gone to Aksum, yet few years later I found a lot more archaeological artifacts and places been uncovered. I believe that the town is standing on top of history buried beneath it. Aksum is a must go place especially for archaeology and history lovers.

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Thank Samuel A
UK - here and there
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Interesting columns and below ground tombs. Great detail on the stonework. Small museum attached which is worth viewing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Beautifully carved ancient pillars marking the tombs of kings. Full of history so get a guide to explain. A total must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

All the steala, tombs,ruins make sense if and only if you know history of ancient civilization Aksumite dynasty,rulers of Axum their religion their way of life.It is know that Akum is full of mystery there alot to dig out and fined out.

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Thank Martha M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Ruins are everywhere in this town, but this site is impressive and worth a visit. The museum is interesting, spare some time to see it.

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Thank Antonio S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Whilst some Ethiopian attractions like Lalibela seemed quite overcrowded, Aksum was certainly not and the ruins of Aksum are an amazing place to visit. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Mangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Can be done on your own. The museum is excellent. Good for a couple of hours stroll through if you have time, and 30 minutes to get a basic idea

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you understand how great and how ancient the Askumite Empire was then this will be a very interesting site for you. If you take a guide's word for it, you will miss most of the significance. This was the site of the first Christian Kingdom in the world....a few years before Constantine took the Roman Empire Christian. There was... More 

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