Savanna International Hotel

Christopher Dagama Street, Asmara, Eritrea | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Asmara

Aksum - home to the Ark of the Covenant?

A travel blog entry by juliebowers

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... 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!

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The Ancient Kingdom of Axum

A travel blog entry by larry.phillips

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... 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. ...

Aksum

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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... a flight to Lalibela, so I made my way directly to the Akusmite Stelae and arranged for a guide and a tuk tuk hire.

My guide Aregawi was great, speaking clear English, encouraging questions and actually having answers to most of them (or if there weren't answers, because so much ...

October 1st Axum

A travel blog entry by marpob

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... bare feet on rocks and dirt and kept a smile on her face the entire time. When we stopped for q dip in the road the guide told her to stay away from the bus in case a rock kicked up and hit her. She followed us all the way to the church, felt bad for not buying anything but really did not want anything, Our hotel sits on top of a hill over looking the town which makes it inconvenient to doing anything, our guide arranged the driver to take ...

September 30th simien to Axum

A travel blog entry by marpob

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... rough I cannot type nor read. The bus is rattling things are falling off the seats, I lost my water bottle, never to be seen again.....outside Debark we descend the mountain on a road built by the Italians. It's beautiful vista but a bit of dangerous road with sharp switchbacks and of course dirt road. We have a good driver and because most people travel by local bus, foot or in this area horse, there is not a lot of travel. Probably the ...

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This hotel, located on Christopher Dagama Street, Asmara, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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