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Aksum is one of the most important attractions of Ethiopia. There are stelae, inscriptions, underground tombs and ruins of palaces. Still 98% of historical Aksum is unexcavated.
In the past the town was part of the Aksumite Kingdom and nowadays it is, as a Unesco Wold Heritage Site, one of the most spectacular ancient sites in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Northern Stelae Park is the largest stelae field in Aksum and contains about 120 stelae.The stele near the entrance (see picture), named King Ezana's stele of 24 M is the biggest standing stele. Some of the stelae imitate multistoreyed buildings with little windows and doors.
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Directions: Aksum is in the north of Ethiopia, not far from the border with Eritrea.
The Northern Stelae park lies at the north east site of the town.
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