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Axum

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Earth : Africa : East Africa : Ethiopia : Axum
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Axum is a city in Ethiopia.

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Ethiopian legend has it that the famous Church of St. Mary of Zion in Axum is the repository of the Ark of the Covenant. Axum is equally, if not more, mysterious for the seven monolithic stelae fashioned out solid granite. The biggest monolith (and the largest in the world), measures over thirty-three meters (108 feet) and weighing about 500 tons.

Read more and see fine pictures at www.realethiopia.com

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