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... foul, misir wat, at two different restaurants, only to confuse the poor servers.
I found a café and had a stale pastry and a coffee, then found a juice bar and drank two avocado juices and called it a successful dinner.
I'd been warned a couple times that Shire is full of thieves, so I headed to bed after dinner for a cold shower and some RuPaul's Drag Race :D ...
... when it should have been 10!) then headed to my hotel- a nice sized room with a comfortable bed, mosquito net, table, and en-suite bathroom, where the shower unfortunately only dribbled cold water.
Typical Ethiopian hotel.
Axum is a quiet, dusty, colorful town.
Every clay house and business is painted several bright colors or else with a mural.
Horse drawn carts and tuk-tuks were the main transportation, the children ...
... towards me. Nevertheless, we finally made to Axum.
Our hotel in Axum was centrally located, an easy walking distance to/from all the sights. We began our journey with a quest to find St. Marry's Church of Zion - the theorized location of the missing ArK of Covenant. The church itself is not impressive, after morning prayers were done the Deacon was happy to show us around. All the walls were covered with Ethiopian biblical painting (Jesus ...
... close, not even to take photos.
Aksum is also home to a number of stelae dating back to the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, each subsequent king trying to outdo his predecessor with something bigger and better. Underneath each one is a number of tombs for family members. They have all been plundered over the years, but as excavations are still continuing they may find some still intact. A bit boring really!
PHOTOS TO FOLLOW as my Nexus is broken!!
... Solomon send Menelek home. Menelek took with him, however, 1200 Jews from the priest tribe (Levi). This was the origin of the Falasha (or black) Jews.
The legend goes on to say that when leaving Israel, this priest class took the Ark of the Covenant (which contained the tablets on which Moses received the 10 commandments) with them to Axum, the capital of Ethiopia at that time. ...