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One of the hIghlights of my Ethiopian tour

The Church is the legendary home of the Ark of the Covenant. Now housed in a new chapel which I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

It is fascinating for what cannot be seen - the Arc of the Covenant. This is, according to the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Church is the legendary home of the Ark of the Covenant. Now housed in a new chapel which I believe was built in 2012 to replace the old one which had a leaking roof. I was very lucky to briefly catch a glimpse of...More

Thank Abrumar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let you mind wander over what might be in the building and the dedication of the guardian looking after it for the rest of his life and you get the idea,

Thank David K D
Reviewed 2 November 2018

It is the significance of what it contains, not the building itself which is interesting, If you are there, have a look from 50 meters,

Thank 70ava
Reviewed 29 May 2018

You'll never know because no one except one monk is allowed inside. A fascinating traditional story tells how it allegedly was brought to Axum.

Thank terry c
Reviewed 13 May 2018

It is fascinating for what cannot be seen - the Arc of the Covenant. This is, according to the Ethiopian Church the resting place, having been bought here by Queen Sheba. For those who believe, this is a very sacred site.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Be Aware , foreigner can’t be really close of the Holy Chapel It s a small building located between the St Mary church and the Monastery that is forbidden for woman The best view is maybe the one that we have from the entrance on...More

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Nice building but no one is allowed inside. Tablet is said to be hidden away. We did see the "Guardian" which is apparently quite rare. Interesting history.

Thank Canadian079
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The legend say that Menelik I, son of Queen of Sheba and Solomon, at age of 22 years visit his father. When he come back take with him the Arch of Convent who contain the tableta with the 10 laws of Moses at Axum. Since...More

Thank Daniel968
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I was so inspired, this will always be a part of my life. Moreover, Empress Menen, my role model, built this with her own funds. Therefore, I am inspired to help the church in any way I can. To God be the glory.

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

We were unable to visit it. Even if we were allowed to visit we would not be able to see the arc of the covenant because it is only reputed to be there

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