Travel Blogs from Axum, Ethiopia

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TELL INDIANA JONES THAT.........., Axum, Ethiopia, Ethiopia travel blog

TELL INDIANA JONES THAT..........

A travel blog entry by sgaudun

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I found the "LOST ARK OF THE COVENANT".  It is in the sleepy little town of Axum in northern Ethiopia.  The air is clean, a wide main paved street with little vehicular traffic but a fair number of donkeys, burros and ...

Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Axum

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Axum

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Axum

A travel blog entry by finrod3791

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switchbacks, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

switchbacks

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... move any earth, just followed the natural contours, which makes for slow going but has some of the appeal of walking. Even in Ethiopia, they're not building them like this any more. Before and after Adi Arkay the skyline was dominated by a fantastic ...

Visiting historical Axum (or Aksum), Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Visiting historical Axum (or Aksum)

A travel blog entry by mirco.k

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Axum is supposed to be one of the highlights of the historical circuit in Ethiopia, so I went there for a day and had a look around. The stelae are definitely the most impressing of all the sights in Axum. Apart from it there are some tombs, a giant ...

Sep 28, 2011, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Sep 28, 2011

A travel blog entry by yearofdan

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revolving door, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

revolving door

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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Travelling here is a bit like work, in that you need a day or two off each week. (Although it's more interesting than most jobs). I was exhausted and sniffling after our two-day excursion, so I rested, read, wrote, planned, and got a haircut. They closed ...

Fesitival in Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Fesitival in Axum

A travel blog entry by miles1

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... biker. I am sure every one is getting sick of me saying that “it is the best days riding yet”. Northern Ethiopia is unbelievable. 380Ks on a road that takes you up to around 3000 meters and down to around 1800 meters at least 6 times today. ...

Obelisque, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Obelisque

A travel blog entry by vmarchal

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Les italiens en avaient ramené un chez eux, mais ils ont du le rendre, il s'agit des obélisque de la civilisation axumite. Pouvant faire un mètre de hauteur et non sculpté pour les moins beaux, les plus spectaculaire font 24m de hauteur avec des ...

Happy Thanksgiving!, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Happy Thanksgiving!

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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Beautiful day in Axum, Ethiopia – probably a high in the lower 90s; sunny, clear blue sky. We had a very non-typical Thanksgiving but we did try to keep some traditions.  First we had an early dinner (around 4:30 pm).  No turkey but we ...

No Money, No Honey, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

No Money, No Honey

A travel blog entry by carlaandmike

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... the stele so there is a lot of scaffolding around which you can see in the pictures.  After spending 6 hours walking around Axum and exploring churches, stelae, and tombs we were hot and tired – and we needed a break.  Plus we needed to ...

Exploring Ethiopia's Past And Enduring Its Present, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Exploring Ethiopia's Past And Enduring Its Present

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan

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... the World and the poverty here is always evident.  It is the poor conditions in this country and Axum's location as one of Ethiopia's top tourist destinations that often produce an assortment of petty thieves and con artists.  I can now ...

The Axumite Empire, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

The Axumite Empire

A travel blog entry by thechans

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... is heavily influenced by Judaism and Christianity. We are taking a 6-day excursion to the major historical sights of northern Ethiopia. We've arrived in Axum, in the far north only 50 km from the Eritrean border, after a flight in a little prop-plane ...

Ethiopia's ancient civilisation, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Ethiopia's ancient civilisation

A travel blog entry by flowergyaru

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... of Ethiopian history was in around 1000BC when the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon. * The first recorded kingdom in Ethiopia grew around Axum during the 3rd century BC. Axum was an offshoot of the Semitic Sabeam kingdoms of southern Arabia, it ...

Walking a river!, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Walking a river!

A travel blog entry by downtocl

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... we had a relaxed afternoon with Juice and cakes, showers and more post office and souvenir shopping, until the guys got back and we had some dinner at the restaurant...a most successful Axum visit and our flight back to Gondar the following ...

Lalibela to Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Lalibela to Axum

A travel blog entry by robertandtanja

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... by that time long ago, some people had already perceived the danger and reacted to it. In the whole of highland Ethiopia deforestation has reached almost 100%. The single digit percentage that can be called forest is most likely consisting of Australian ...

Aug 17, 2011, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Aug 17, 2011

A travel blog entry by frusc101

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The cradle of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

The cradle of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity

A travel blog entry by carolerich

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... ; She is the mother of the first Solomonic King after her affair with King Soloman.  This dynasty saw 260+ Kings of Ethiopia ending with the over throw and subsequent murder of Hailie Sellassie.  Her son Menelik is responsible (or so the story ...

Toilet Paper, Towels and Hot Water, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Toilet Paper, Towels and Hot Water

A travel blog entry by carolerich

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Ethiopia is way ahead of the western world in conservation! The housekeeping staff is very careful to provide only the amount of toilet paper that might be needed in one day (it's a good idea to have a roll with you - just in case).  The towels are ...

The ancient city of Axum, Axum II, Ethiopia travel blog

The ancient city of Axum

A travel blog entry by katynmike

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... in the 1930s by Benito Mussolini, and erected in Rome. In late April 2005, Aksum's obelisk was returned to Ethiopia." The modern city of Axum is located in northeastern Ethiopia close to the Eritrean border. It lies high on a plateau 7200 ft above ...

The road to Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

The road to Axum

A travel blog entry by katynmike

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... in both Eritrea and Ethiopia and were the tribe that led the last rebellion against the communist Dirge. Meles Zenawi, PM of Ethiopia today is Tigrayan. When you think about Ethiopia and droughts, Tigray is often the source of the photos of starving ...

Axum, stelaes and tombs, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Axum, stelaes and tombs

A travel blog entry by leoinafrica

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... of the axumite empire once went to Jerusalem to visit King Salomon. The queen was very beautiful and she ended up going back to Ethiopia pregnant by Salomon.. so the son,Menelik, one day went to visit his father in Israel and stole the arc bringing it to ...

Drive to Axum through Simien Mountains, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Drive to Axum through Simien Mountains

A travel blog entry by dmarek

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... about 35K people - mostly young people, according to Kibrom.  He said that many young Eritreans were coming to Ethiopia to escape compulsory military service and their families were coming with them because they would be jailed otherwise.  He ...

Map pin only, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Map pin only

A travel blog entry by pinkkaz

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Lalibella, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Lalibella

A travel blog entry by walied.jassat

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Stelea and other old things, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Stelea and other old things

A travel blog entry by laura1

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Timkat in Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Timkat in Axum

A travel blog entry by alexjasonworld

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... a large procession of priests and worshippers take the original Ark of the Covenant (well probably not the original, but most people in Ethiopia believe it is) from it's home in the Maryam Zion church to the Queen of Sheba pools, where everyone spent the ...

Jul 22, 2010, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Jul 22, 2010

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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Our Day of Driving!  Mek'ele to Axum, Axum, Ethiopia travel blog

Our Day of Driving! Mek'ele to Axum

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14

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... the church tomorrow (Sunday) morning to see all of the people dressed in their finery for the morning service.   Driving in Ethiopia is very interesting, to say the least.  You share the road with everything from very large trucks, to donkeys, ...

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