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The Ruins of Aksum

Axum, Ethiopia
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I stopped in Axum for just 1-2 hours during a trip across northern Ethiopia in August 2014, so this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great History but presentation lacking

The place has undoubtedly amazing history but little in way of presentations. We have to rely much... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2017
Eric L
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The remains of once powerful royal capital contain impressive tombs and stelae.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in Axum for just 1-2 hours during a trip across northern Ethiopia in August 2014, so this review will be brief. First, if you are a foreign visitor, expect to pay much more than a local visitor (common practice in the country). The...More

1  Thank JKaninda07
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

The place has undoubtedly amazing history but little in way of presentations. We have to rely much on narration of the guide and some imagination.

Thank Eric L
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Went to this as part of a guided tour included in our trip of Ethiopia well worth getting a guide as with all things in Ethiopia Plenty of history that I was unaware of

Thank Ann L
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This is the top sight in Axum and there is plenty to see and consume. There are several large obelisks and a small museum. Be prepared as its hot!

Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Great to walk around and look a the stelae which are the world's tallest monoliths. They are all carved from a single piece of rock. The largest obelisk fell a long time ago and has been left as it fell for all to see. Definitely...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed February 21, 2017

WE are history buffs in our family, adn also love archeology, so the combination of the ruins together with the amazing history of Ethiopia and its connection to Judaism and the Bible was captivating for our family, and this site was very impressive and played...More

Thank LyanaModiin_Israel
Reviewed February 19, 2017

The ruins in Axum are worth a day's visit when touring the North of Ethiopia. They are not remarkable but are interesting and filled with history.

Thank trvlbufElmhurst
Reviewed January 3, 2017

huge obelisks made of one stone ,the highest 33 meters high ,dating the 4th century A C . no one can explain how they were transfered from the mountains and erected here . underneeth tumbs .

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

I didn't know anything about Aksum and its history until I came here. We did stop by the official guide office first but they wanted to charge 450 birr for just the sights in town - this seems to be double the price the guidebooks...More

Thank Peggy L
Reviewed December 20, 2016

an interesting site to be visited at morning; important part of the history of the country don't forget the museum; close to st Mary of Zion;

Thank casteau m
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Allison H
I am wondering how much a guide costs and are they just hanging around the site?
August 6, 2015|
Response from Mervat S | Reviewed this property |
it is not expensive ... around 400 or 350 birr what equals less then 20 USD...yes u can just find them around hotels or the sites.. i was there last week .. u ll enjoy it