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Chapel of the Tablet

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Holy Place

Be Aware , foreigner can’t be really close of the Holy Chapel It s a small building located between... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ksarman
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Only outside view

Nice building but no one is allowed inside. Tablet is said to be hidden away. We did see the... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
Canadian079
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Toronto
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  • Excellent28%
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  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
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“caretaker” (3 reviews)
“moses” (3 reviews)
“arc” (9 reviews)
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Axum, Ethiopia
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed March 20, 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
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Reviewed March 18, 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
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Reviewed May 17, 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.

1  Thank Felicity I
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Reviewed May 5, 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

Thank mada102464
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

The chapel is not open to anyone except the monk that guides it. Very disappointing after coming a long way chasing after the tall tale of the Art of Covenant but only be able to worship at the gate!

Thank Eric L
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

The Aksumite kingdom made the biggest contribution to Ethiopia - it introduced christianity. Some 85% of the population are today Orthodox, and they live well together with the minority Muslim community. No mosques are allowed to be built in this centre of christianity - where...More

Thank therapina
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Ok so the Arc is supposed to be inside but I wouldn't really call it a great attraction. You see it as you go into the monastery (sorry girls !) but you wouldn't travel around the world to see it. Axum is an amazing place...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

Actually there is not much to see. Only the building. Right now there are two buldings.The old building could not stand the rainy season anymore, so they have build at new house for the Ark

Thank GunvorV
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Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

A small chapel not open to the public by st. Merry church of Zion .hosts the Arc of Moses brought from Jerusalem according to beliefs.

Thank Gidons51
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