Aksum, also commonly known as Axum, is a major city in the northern regions of Ethiopia. Aksum is one of the oldest settlements in Ethiopia and Africa at large, with its origins going back before the age of the Roman Empire.
Known for its monumental tower and as an early center of Christianity in Africa, Axum is one of the holiest of cities of the Ethiopian Conventional Church. Axum is a city with great history. Aksum is perhaps well known by the mysterious stelaes. It is also the alleged resting place of the biblical Ark of the Covenant and home of the legendary Queen of Sheba.
The monumental royal tombs constructed, each marked by a huge stela carved to represent a multi-storied building. Also across the road, in a field facing the palace, a number of rough-hewn granite stelae can be seen, some standing more than 13 feet high, some fallen and broken.
Axum is a city historical town known to be the longest inhabitation of humans being one of them. There are many places to visit in Axum all with amazing historical stories such as, Church of St. Mary of Zion, Northern Stelae Field, Palace of the Queen of Sheba, Lioness of Gobedra, The tombs of the kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskel, Ezanas Scriptures, Ezanas Scriptures, Judith (Gudit) Stelae Field, Ezana Park, Archaelogical Museum and Monastery of Abba Pantaleon.
The most popular tourist activity in Axum is the Axum Tour. This ancient settlement is one of the oldest in Africa and you'll see fascinating glimpses of centuries-old cathedrals, town buildings and other architectural wonders as you stroll around the city. Make sure you pencil some time for a visit to the St Mary of Zion, the archaeological museum and ethnographic museums. A perfect spot for culture vultures looking for a new way to explore Ethiopia.
It a city filled with knowledge and fun sight-seeing.