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Incredible to think how these stelaes were carved and transported. Carved from a single piece of stone. There are several stelaes of different levels of complexity. A clear progression of skill development is evident. The tomb is also interesting to see. Incredible feats of engineering.
The Axum Stelae Field is definitely one of Ethiopia's highlights.
The Stelae (What is referred to in other places as Obelisks) are huge and very impressive.
Be sure to have a knowledgeable guide with you, who speaks clear English because the stories around these massive...More
It is ab amazing place, but in order to really appreciate it, I suggest you do some reading in advance and do NOT let those people at the gate choose a guide for you. You are allowed to choose your own guide for the price...More
These obelisks are an interesting historical site. The are very large and the feeling remains that there is much more to be discovered in the area. How dod they manage to carry those stones anywhere? One of the stellae had been taken by the Italians...More
You can't help but be impressed by the stelae - especially if you have been to visit the quarry first. How did they do it ?
It's not one of the great historic sights in the world but you will definitely go see then when...More
Such massively tall structures. The architecture is so interesting. The underground gives a different perspective. The museum was so informative and inspiring. I learned so much about Axum's rich heritage and history.
The town of Axum was a surprise, very clean and also cobbled like Lalibela, with a central line of palm trees leading to the piazza and paved space in front of the of the field of stelae. Their huge size reveals the wealth and power...More