Axum is the symbol of
Ethiopia's three thousand years history. It is the city where the Axum
Civilization took place. The still standing millennium old obelisks tell a
story of the onetime civilization of Ethiopia. Travel to Axum, you will delve
yourself into an ocean of Ethiopian history and be mesmerized by the obelisks
made out of single stone.
The original capital of
the Kingdom of Aksum, it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in
Africa. Axum was a naval and trading power that ruled the region from about 400
BCE into the 10th century. In 1980 UNESCO added Aksum's archaeological sites to
its list of World Heritage Sites due to their historic value.