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Bath of Queen of Sheba/May shume/

I always wonder if the Bath of Saba was as mudy as it is now back on the days when she was... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2017
Martha M
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So-called Queen of Sheba's Bath

This is a very large bath mostly, when we passed by, being used by local boys. The water is every... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
PhotographVagabond
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Seattle, Washington
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Enno Littmann St., Axum, Ethiopia
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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

I always wonder if the Bath of Saba was as mudy as it is now back on the days when she was rulling.Was she taking bath here for real?or was it just named after her.There is no much written about Queen Saba/Nigiste Saba/ Bath.But much...More

Thank Martha M
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

This is a very large bath mostly, when we passed by, being used by local boys. The water is every bit as murky as the photos show and you won't likely want to try it out. Driving by was enough for us and we had...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We came here as it was part of the guide book. The bath was pretty murky and full of rubbish. There isn't to much information about this site and we didn't really find it interesting at all. There is however a vantage point on the...More

Thank MC F
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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

This is the place where the queen of Sheba used to bathe. How fun is it to believe that. It never dries up and locals still bathe here and swim. 7 meters deep at the high point and still 2 meters deep at the end...More

Thank Jan F
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Reviewed May 5, 2017

This is a very big pool and very old. Once a year it is filled with water to celebrate one of the religious festivals

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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

You can just drive past this puddle of muddy water probably used as a reservoir rather than a queen's bath? I do not feel missing anything by not coming to see it. You can actually get a glimpse of it from the ruins of Askum...More

Thank Eric L
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Visited this as part of a trip in Axum - well worth having a guide as with all things in Ethiopia - this was one of 4 places visited

Thank Ann L
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Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

A very old water reservoir according to belief the pool of queen Sheba. Filled by rain water . Used today also for laundry by the locals.

Thank Gidons51
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

They have updated it and it does not look like a swimming hole in the country. The picture shown is deceiving. I would NOT miss it though, it's history. Use your imagination, but it is just a passing point on the road. You do not...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Just a big bath claimed to be used by Queen Sheba. Now it is used as a place for washing and baptism.

Thank Oren W
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