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... cathedral built in 1665 and is one of the holiest sites in the Ethiopian Church. This is because Aksum was reputed to be the realm of the Biblical Queen of Sheba. The story goes that Sheba made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to receive the wisdom of King Solomon. While she was there, the King tricked her into sleeping with him, and she came home pregnant. Her son became Emperor Menelik I. When he grew ...
... it as "the sort of dwelling that a prosperous Aksumite, perhaps a noble or high official of the fourth to sixth centuries AD, might have constructed for himself."
The remains of the mansion and its associated building are limited to the lowest levels and the podium, covering about 3,250 square meters. During its prime, a ...
Last stop in this side of Axum was to Mai Shum or more commonly known as the Queen of Sheba's Swimming Pool. Whether she ever swam here is debatable! Anyway for the locals now it is a nice big pool to have a dip in or wash their clothes!
Despite the colourful legends, this large reservoir wasn’t where Sheba played with her rubber ...
... War). These was a colonial war that started in October 1935 and ended in May 1936. The war was fought between the armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy and the armed forces of the Ethiopian Empire (also known at the time as Abyssinia). The war resulted in the military occupation of Ethiopia, which lasted until year 1941.
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