Axum is the holiest city in Ethiopia located in the Northern region Tigray. It is the place where Christianity was declared the national religion in the 4th century.
All over the city are relics of a glorious past: the Queen's bath, royal palaces and the amazing monolithic obelisks. The largest, once the world's largest at 500 tons and standing 33 meters high, lies fallen to the ground. The second largest at 24 marts was stolen by Mussolini, and stands in Rome. The third largest still stands and at 23 marts is an impressive sight
by Yordanos Kidanemariam February 14, 2005