Axum’s famous 2000 years old stellae. They are striking for their huge size, their incredible pristine and sculpted from single pieces of granite to look like multi storied buildings of which the biggest is the Great stelae measuring a massive 33m. It is believed to be the largest single blocks of stone that humans have ever attempted to erect. This stellae has fallen down and lies broken in different pieces on the ground.

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the great stellae 33 m

The biggest still standing stellae measures 23 m. On the stellae compound you can also see the tomb of the false door. And the new archaeological museum has a very interesting exhibition of Axum’s excavations, old coins, household items etc. On the same compound you can visit the 19th century home of a landlord and some nice souvenir shops where regular coffee ceremonies are held.



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