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Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal

Enno Littmann St, Axum, Ethiopia
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Make sure to bring a guide(book)

These tombs are situated away from the hustle and bustle of the town. It is important to have a... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Ilse020
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Kigali, Rwanda
Really interesting and amazing stone work

Worth a visit to see the breadth of excellent stone work of what must have been a highly developed... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
David K
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Enno Littmann St, Axum, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

These tombs are situated away from the hustle and bustle of the town. It is important to have a good guide(book) to help you here to explain what it is that you see. You will see a lot of stones and rubble, but the tombs...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit to see the breadth of excellent stone work of what must have been a highly developed civilization. A short drive from the center of town, but you can imagine what must have been there if you can envision the palace that was...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you've been to Machu Pichu in Peru (15th century), you'll recognise the sophistication of the building techniques used in these tombs, yet these are said to date from the 6th century, and were built one for King Kaleb, and one for his son. The...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

You will need a guide with experience of the antiquity of these 2 tombs to appreciate the work that has gone into them and they are still working working on the digs. There is also a wonderful view from the top of the surrounding countryside

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

You definitely need a guide here as there is no visitor information on hand. This site dates back to the 6th Century and has a great view of the mountains of Adwa in the distance. Above ground, a sort of raised courtyard combines the two...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We made a visit ti Tomb of king Kaleb and Gebre Meskel on the second day of our arrival in Aksum. History lover's should not miss the opportunity to do so.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The tomb was discovered under the building of kings Kaleb palace . Not excavated in full yet . Legend tells his bones lie in a rock with no opening . Interesting .very nice view from the hill .

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

An experience not to be misses when traveling to Ethiopia. For a full and true understanding of the importance of this experience it is paramount that one employs the services of good guide, hopefully one with archaeological experience, to explain just where Axum, the Axumite...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

History. Guide Haile Demewoz made it come alive. Look. It's all about the joints of the stone. They fit exact. Truly amazing. The period of time these were chiseled and laid is astounding. Don't miss it! Put AXUM in your tour. I flew into Addis...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2016

First you need a guide to appreciate the value and the importance of this site ! This is a reminder of the greatness of the Ethiopian empire in the 6th century ! Unfortunatly , the site is not developed an lacks information !

Thank belleretraite
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