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Welcome to Axum
Welcome to Axum
A large open square in the center of Axum
A large open square in the center of Axum
The Yeha Hotel has a pleasant hilltop location
The Yeha Hotel has a pleasant hilltop location
Yeha Hotel, Axum
Yeha Hotel, Axum
Yeha Hotel, Axum
Yeha Hotel, Axum
Cactus and rocky peak, Axum
Cactus and rocky peak, Axum
Prickly pear cactus, Axum
Prickly pear cactus, Axum
Small Ethiopian Orthodox church at the base of the Yeha Hotel
Small Ethiopian Orthodox church at the base of the Yeha Hotel
Axum, Ethiopia
Axum, Ethiopia
The famous Stele of Axum
The famous Stele of Axum
Handicraft shops, Axum
Handicraft shops, Axum
The main road to the stele are lined with tourist shops
The main road to the stele are lined with tourist shops
Stone houses, Axum
Stone houses, Axum
Stone houses, Axum
Stone houses, Axum
Ethiopian post box, Axum
Ethiopian post box, Axum
Axumite Heritage Foundation and Public Library
Axumite Heritage Foundation and Public Library
The old palace, Axum
The old palace, Axum
Roundabout monument, Axum
Roundabout monument, Axum
War hero General Hayelom Araya
War hero General Hayelom Araya
Ethiopian carpets at a shop, Axum
Ethiopian carpets at a shop, Axum
Flower in the garden of the Yeha Hotel, Axum
Flower in the garden of the Yeha Hotel, Axum
Ethiopian beer tour, Axum
Ethiopian beer tour, Axum
Ethiopian beer tour, Axum
Ethiopian beer tour, Axum
Tour company stickers, Yeha Hotel
Tour company stickers, Yeha Hotel
New Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum, from Yeha Hotel
New Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum, from Yeha Hotel
Northern stele field from Yeha Hotel, Axum
Northern stele field from Yeha Hotel, Axum
View from the Yeha Hotel, Axum
View from the Yeha Hotel, Axum
New Church of Saint Mary of Zion, Axum
New Church of Saint Mary of Zion, Axum
Cactus with St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Cactus with St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Ethiopian priest, Axum
Ethiopian priest, Axum
Obelisks of the northern stelae field, Axum
Obelisks of the northern stelae field, Axum
Stele of Axum
Stele of Axum
Stelae of Axum, ca 1800 years old
Stelae of Axum, ca 1800 years old
King Ezana's Stele, 24m tall
King Ezana's Stele, 24m tall
The recently re-erected Rome Stele, 24.6m
The recently re-erected Rome Stele, 24.6m
King Ezana's Stele with support
King Ezana's Stele with support
Leaning Stele of King Ezana, Axum
Leaning Stele of King Ezana, Axum
Ruins of the toppled Great Stele, 33m, Axum
Ruins of the toppled Great Stele, 33m, Axum
The broken Great Stele of Axum, 4th Century
The broken Great Stele of Axum, 4th Century
This stele was taken to Rome by Mussolini
This stele was taken to Rome by Mussolini
Entrance to Axum's stelae field
Entrance to Axum's stelae field
A doorway carved from a single piece of granite
A doorway carved from a single piece of granite
The Great Stele of Axum
The Great Stele of Axum
It is believed that the Great Stele toppled during erection
It is believed that the Great Stele toppled during erection
The fall of the Great Stele ending the stelae building era in Axum
The fall of the Great Stele ending the stelae building era in Axum
The Rome Stele was returned 2005
The Rome Stele was returned 2005
The Rome Stele was re-erected in Axum in 2008
The Rome Stele was re-erected in Axum in 2008
Sitting on the ruins of the Tomb of Nefas Mawcha, Axum
Sitting on the ruins of the Tomb of Nefas Mawcha, Axum
Keith on the ruins of the Tomb of Nefas Mawcha
Keith on the ruins of the Tomb of Nefas Mawcha
Mausoleum discovered in 1974 near the Great Stele
Mausoleum discovered in 1974 near the Great Stele
Keith with the Stelae of Axum
Keith with the Stelae of Axum
Mausoleum near the Great Stele
Mausoleum near the Great Stele
In the mausoleum near the Great Stele
In the mausoleum near the Great Stele
One of the 10 tomb chambers of the Mausoleum
One of the 10 tomb chambers of the Mausoleum
Mausoleum by the Great Stele
Mausoleum by the Great Stele
Some of the 10 tomb chambers were left undisturbed
Some of the 10 tomb chambers were left undisturbed
Mausoleum excavated in the 1990s
Mausoleum excavated in the 1990s
Me at the Tomb of the False Door
Me at the Tomb of the False Door
Tomb of the False Door, Axum, 4th-6th Century AD
Tomb of the False Door, Axum, 4th-6th Century AD
Stairway descending ito the Tomb of the False Door, Axum
Stairway descending ito the Tomb of the False Door, Axum
The tomb of the false door was pillaged during antiquity
The tomb of the false door was pillaged during antiquity
Tomb of the False Door, Axum
Tomb of the False Door, Axum
Archaologists breached a 2nd tomb behind the Tomb of the False Door
Archaologists breached a 2nd tomb behind the Tomb of the False Door
Guide pointing out the original entrance by stairs
Guide pointing out the original entrance by stairs
4th-6th Century AD tomb, Axum
4th-6th Century AD tomb, Axum
4th-6th Century AD tomb, Axum
4th-6th Century AD tomb, Axum
The majority of Axum's stelae are undecorated
The majority of Axum's stelae are undecorated
Base of a pillar, Northern stelae field, Axum
Base of a pillar, Northern stelae field, Axum
The fallen Great Stelae with the New Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
The fallen Great Stelae with the New Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
The fallen Great Stelae with the New Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
The fallen Great Stelae with the New Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Keith beneath the Great Stele
Keith beneath the Great Stele
Carved door, Great Stele, Axum
Carved door, Great Stele, Axum
Undecorated stele, Axum
Undecorated stele, Axum
Northern Stelae Field, Axum
Northern Stelae Field, Axum
The re-erexted Roman Stele
The re-erexted Roman Stele
A small, undecorated stele, Axum
A small, undecorated stele, Axum
A small, undecorated stele, Axum
A small, undecorated stele, Axum
Archaeological museum, Axum
Archaeological museum, Axum
Historic photo of the Stelae field surrounded by huts
Historic photo of the Stelae field surrounded by huts
Former directors house, Northern Stele Field
Former directors house, Northern Stele Field
Former directors house, Northern Stele Field
Former directors house, Northern Stele Field
Roughly carved granite stele, Axum
Roughly carved granite stele, Axum
Ethiopian baskets
Ethiopian baskets
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Ethiopian baskets on sale next to the Archaeological Museum, Axum
Speckled pigeon, Axum
Speckled pigeon, Axum
EthiopiaJan09 2898.jpg
EthiopiaJan09 2898.jpg
Ethiopian wedding, Axum
Ethiopian wedding, Axum
Ethiopian wedding, Axum
Ethiopian wedding, Axum
Ethiopian wedding, Axum
Ethiopian wedding, Axum
Ethiopian wedding, Axum
Ethiopian wedding, Axum
Ethiopian bride and groom posing for photos at the Axum stelae field
Ethiopian bride and groom posing for photos at the Axum stelae field
Ethiopian bridge and groom
Ethiopian bridge and groom
Music at an Ethiopian wedding
Music at an Ethiopian wedding
Stele, Axum
Stele, Axum
Undecorated stele, Axum
Undecorated stele, Axum
Undecorated stele, Axum
Undecorated stele, Axum
Undecorated stele, Axum
Undecorated stele, Axum
Northern stelae field, Axum
Northern stelae field, Axum
The fourth decorated stele at Axum, fallen and broken
The fourth decorated stele at Axum, fallen and broken
Stele of Axum
Stele of Axum
Simple stele, Axum
Simple stele, Axum
Push harder!
Push harder!
Simple undecorated stele, Axum
Simple undecorated stele, Axum
Striped ground squirrel - Xerus erythropus, Ethiopia
Striped ground squirrel - Xerus erythropus, Ethiopia
Our local Axum guide with the 5th decorated stele
Our local Axum guide with the 5th decorated stele
5th decorated stele, Axum
5th decorated stele, Axum
It looks like it would be rather simple to reerect the 6th decorated stele
It looks like it would be rather simple to reerect the 6th decorated stele
6th decorated stele, Axum
6th decorated stele, Axum
Only the very tip broke during the toppling of the 6th stele
Only the very tip broke during the toppling of the 6th stele
The 6th decorated stele of the northern stelae field, Axum
The 6th decorated stele of the northern stelae field, Axum
A fallen undecorated stele, Axum
A fallen undecorated stele, Axum
Squeeeeeeze!
Squeeeeeeze!
The same wedding we saw earlier
The same wedding we saw earlier
Circling the wedding car, Axum
Circling the wedding car, Axum
The wedding car is covered with a decorated white cloth
The wedding car is covered with a decorated white cloth
Ethiopian bride, Axum
Ethiopian bride, Axum
Drummer at the wedding, Axum
Drummer at the wedding, Axum
Italy and Ethiopia people's will live in friendship forever
"Italy and Ethiopia people's will live in friendship forever"
The plaza in front of the Stelae of Axum
The plaza in front of the Stelae of Axum
Founders of the Organization of African Unity
Founders of the Organization of African Unity
Cathedral of St. Mary Tsion, Axum
Cathedral of St. Mary Tsion, Axum
Bell tower, Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Bell tower, Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
The bell tower vaguely resembles a Stele of Axum
The bell tower vaguely resembles a Stele of Axum
New Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum, built in the 1960's
New Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum, built in the 1960's
The old chapel of the Ark of the Covenant, St. Mary of Zion
The old chapel of the Ark of the Covenant, St. Mary of Zion
Ornate cross on top of the new cathedral, Axum
Ornate cross on top of the new cathedral, Axum
Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Compound of the Churches of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Compound of the Churches of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
The new chapel of the Ark of the Covenant where it is said the original Ark is kept
The new chapel of the Ark of the Covenant where it is said the original Ark is kept
The Guardian of the Ark of the Covenant
The Guardian of the Ark of the Covenant
The new Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant, Axum
The new Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant, Axum
Stained glass windows inside the New Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Stained glass windows inside the New Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
The story of the Ark of the Covenant, St. Mary of Zion, Axum
The story of the Ark of the Covenant, St. Mary of Zion, Axum
The Crucifixion, Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
The Crucifixion, Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Ancient Ethiopian Bible, Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Ancient Ethiopian Bible, Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Many paintings in Ethiopian churches were based on these
Many paintings in Ethiopian churches were based on these
St. George and the Dragon
St. George and the Dragon
Pages from an ancient Ethiopian Bible said to be the basis of many of the wall paintings in churches today
Pages from an ancient Ethiopian Bible said to be the basis of many of the wall paintings in churches today
Ancient Ethiopian Bible, Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Ancient Ethiopian Bible, Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Bible written in Geetz, an ancient Ethiopian language
Bible written in Geetz, an ancient Ethiopian language
Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Drums, Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Drums, Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, Axum
New Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
New Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old and new bell towers at the churches of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Old and new bell towers at the churches of St Mary of Zion, Axum
Old and new bell towers
Old and new bell towers
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, built in 1665 by Emperor Fasilidas on the ruins of Africa's first church (4th-6th Century)
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, built in 1665 by Emperor Fasilidas on the ruins of Africa's first church (4th-6th Century)
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
The ever-present St. George, Old Church of St. Mary of Zion
The ever-present St. George, Old Church of St. Mary of Zion
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Door to the Holy of Holies
Door to the Holy of Holies
Peering through a crack in the door, Old Church of St. Mary of Zion
Peering through a crack in the door, Old Church of St. Mary of Zion
Religous art, Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Religous art, Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Virgin and Child, Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Virgin and Child, Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Black Madonna of the Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Black Madonna of the Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
St. Samuel riding the Lion
St. Samuel riding the Lion
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Old Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Stone on which Ethiopian Emperors were crowned
Stone on which Ethiopian Emperors were crowned
Coronation Stone, Axum
Coronation Stone, Axum
Coronation stone, St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Coronation stone, St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Emperor of Ethiopia?
Emperor of Ethiopia?
Coronation stone, St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Coronation stone, St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Western facade of the Old Church of St. Mary of Zion
Western facade of the Old Church of St. Mary of Zion
Fragment of a decorated stele, St. Mary of ZIon
Fragment of a decorated stele, St. Mary of ZIon
Old and new bell towers, St. Mary of ZIon
Old and new bell towers, St. Mary of ZIon
New Cathedral of St. Mary of ZIon
New Cathedral of St. Mary of ZIon
New Cathedral of St. Mary of ZIon
New Cathedral of St. Mary of ZIon
Cross on top of the dome of the New Cathedral of St. Mary of ZIon
Cross on top of the dome of the New Cathedral of St. Mary of ZIon
Priest giving a blessing, St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Priest giving a blessing, St. Mary of Zion, Axum
Speckled pigeon, St. Mary of Zion
Speckled pigeon, St. Mary of Zion
Bird shit!
Bird shit!
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu, Axum
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu, Axum
That was apparently the only vehicle available in Axum for the 2 of us
That was apparently the only vehicle available in Axum for the 2 of us
Ethiopian license plate - Addis Ababa (AA)
Ethiopian license plate - Addis Ababa (AA)
Your tour director, Brian
Your tour director, Brian
A good place for lunch in central Axum, just west of Ethiopian Airlines
A good place for lunch in central Axum, just west of Ethiopian Airlines
We managed to talk the guide out of taking us to the hotel for lunch
We managed to talk the guide out of taking us to the hotel for lunch
Traditional Ethiopian food, Axum
Traditional Ethiopian food, Axum
Chair in the form of a Stele of Axum
Chair in the form of a Stele of Axum
Ethiopian license plate from Tigray region, TG
Ethiopian license plate from Tigray region, TG
Ezana Park, Axum
Ezana Park, Axum
Soldier and helicopter painting, Axum
Soldier and helicopter painting, Axum
Axum is the sister city of Denver, Colorado
Axum is the sister city of Denver, Colorado
The big basket is for injera bread
The big basket is for injera bread
Carrying an injera bread basket/table
Carrying an injera bread basket/table
Bath of the Queen of Sheba, old, but not THAT old
Bath of the Queen of Sheba, old, but not THAT old
Bath of the Queen of Sheba, Axum
Bath of the Queen of Sheba, Axum
Queen of Sheba's Baths, Axum
Queen of Sheba's Baths, Axum
Queen of Sheba's Baths, Axum
Queen of Sheba's Baths, Axum
Queen of Sheba's Baths, Axum
Queen of Sheba's Baths, Axum
Traffic in Axum
Traffic in Axum
Rugged mountains northeast of Axum
Rugged mountains northeast of Axum
Tombs of Kaleb and Gabra Masqual, 2 km NE of Axum
Tombs of Kaleb and Gabra Masqual, 2 km NE of Axum
Stairs leading to the 6th Century tombs of 2 Axumite kings
Stairs leading to the 6th Century tombs of 2 Axumite kings
A small lizard, Axum
A small lizard, Axum
Stairs leading to the 6th Century tombs of 2 Axumite kings
Stairs leading to the 6th Century tombs of 2 Axumite kings
Descent to the Tomb of Gabra Masqal
Descent to the Tomb of Gabra Masqal
Tomb of Gabra Masqal, Axum
Tomb of Gabra Masqal, Axum
Tomb of Gabra Masqal
Tomb of Gabra Masqal
Storage room, Tomb of Gabra Masqal, Axum
Storage room, Tomb of Gabra Masqal, Axum
Small bat in the Tomb of Gabra Masqal, Axum
Small bat in the Tomb of Gabra Masqal, Axum
Tomb of Gabra Masqal
Tomb of Gabra Masqal
Stairs to the Tomb of Kaleb
Stairs to the Tomb of Kaleb
Small caravan of camels, Axum
Small caravan of camels, Axum
Ethiopian Rosetta Stone
Ethiopian "Rosetta Stone"
King Ezana's inscription - trilingual Greek, Ge'ez and Sabaean
King Ezana's inscription - trilingual Greek, Ge'ez and Sabaean
The trilingual stone dates from 330-350 AD
The trilingual stone dates from 330-350 AD
King Ezana's inscription was found by a farmer in 1981
King Ezana's inscription was found by a farmer in 1981
Axum
Axum
Axum
Axum
Axum
Axum
The end of the paved road in the direction of Shire
The end of the paved road in the direction of Shire
The guide describing Dungur Palace, Axum
The guide describing Dungur Palace, Axum
Outer wall to Dungur Palace, Axum
Outer wall to Dungur Palace, Axum
Dungur Palace, a noble residence from 6th Century AD
Dungur Palace, a noble residence from 6th Century AD
Dungur Palace is popularly attributed to the Queen of Sheba
Dungur Palace is popularly attributed to the Queen of Sheba
Dungur Palace, Axum, was built 1500 years after the Queen of Sheba
Dungur Palace, Axum, was built 1500 years after the Queen of Sheba
Dungur Palace, Axum
Dungur Palace, Axum
Cactus-like plant bearing fruit
Cactus-like plant bearing fruit
Dungur Palace, west side, Axum
Dungur Palace, west side, Axum
Panorama of Durgar Palace, Axum
Panorama of Durgar Palace, Axum
Dungur Palace, east side, Axum
Dungur Palace, east side, Axum
Dungur Palace, Axum
Dungur Palace, Axum
Dungur Palace, Axum
Dungur Palace, Axum
Drainage, Durgar Palace
Drainage, Durgar Palace
Old kitchen of Durgar Palace
Old kitchen of Durgar Palace
Doorway, Durgar Palace
Doorway, Durgar Palace
Staircase, Durgar Palace, Axum
Staircase, Durgar Palace, Axum
Dungur Palace, Axum
Dungur Palace, Axum
Gudit Stelae Field, Axum
Gudit Stelae Field, Axum
Goats resting in the shade of a fallen stele
Goats resting in the shade of a fallen stele
Goats resting in the shade of a fallen stele
Goats resting in the shade of a fallen stele
Gudit Stelae Field, Axum
Gudit Stelae Field, Axum
Farmhouse near the granite quarry west of Axum
Farmhouse near the granite quarry west of Axum
Gobedra Hill, the Axum granite quarry which supplied stone for the stelae
Gobedra Hill, the Axum granite quarry which supplied stone for the stelae
Farmhouse near the Axum granite quarry
Farmhouse near the Axum granite quarry
Some of the overenthousiastic child-guides live here
Some of the overenthousiastic child-guides live here
Axum granite quarry
Axum granite quarry
Haystacks
Haystacks
Lioness of Gobedra, 3 km west of Axum
Lioness of Gobedra, 3 km west of Axum
The age of the lioness us unknown
The age of the lioness us unknown
Some of the all too willing local children referred to in the Lonely Planet guide
Some of the "all too willing local children" referred to in the Lonely Planet guide
Local kids at the Lioness of Gobedra, Axum
Local kids at the Lioness of Gobedra, Axum
Excavations near the granite quarry, Axum
Excavations near the granite quarry, Axum
Granite quarry, Axum
Granite quarry, Axum
Granite quarry, Gobo Dura, Axum
Granite quarry, Gobo Dura, Axum
Granite quarry, Axum
Granite quarry, Axum
An unfinished stele at the quarry, Axum
An unfinished stele at the quarry, Axum
A partially cut stele, Axum granite quarry
A partially cut stele, Axum granite quarry
A partially cut stele, Axum granite quarry
A partially cut stele, Axum granite quarry
Granite quarry 3 km west of Axum
Granite quarry 3 km west of Axum
The all to willing local children looking for new victims
The "all to willing local children" looking for new victims
Leaving the granite quarry
Leaving the granite quarry
Keith and the remainder of the pack of kids
Keith and the remainder of the pack of kids
Driving back from the quarry to Axum along the main road
Driving back from the quarry to Axum along the main road
Main Street of Axum
Main Street of Axum
An old yellow Peugeot decorated for another wedding
An old yellow Peugeot decorated for another wedding
An old quarter of Axum
An old quarter of Axum
Looking for the Tej house
Looking for the Tej house
Donkeys headed home
Donkeys headed home
Another wedding spilled over into the streets
Another wedding spilled over into the streets
Back streets of Axum
Back streets of Axum
The kids pretty much left us alone
The kids pretty much left us alone
Old men passing time, Axum
Old men passing time, Axum
Tej, Ethiopian honey wine
Tej, Ethiopian honey wine
Keith seemed to like it but I was a bit turned off by the dead bugs in the glass...
Keith seemed to like it but I was a bit turned off by the dead bugs in the glass...
Keith said it was ok...he makes his own mead...
Keith said it was ok...he makes his own mead...
Our guide and driver joined us at the Tej house, Axum
Our guide and driver joined us at the Tej house, Axum
Keith with the guide and driver at the Tej House in Axum
Keith with the guide and driver at the Tej House in Axum
Cactus, Axum
Cactus, Axum
Axum, well outside the tourist zone
Axum, well outside the tourist zone
You have to get a ticket at St. Mary of Zion first
You have to get a ticket at St. Mary of Zion first
Bell tower, Enda Iyesus Church
Bell tower, Enda Iyesus Church
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
These paintings are rather new
These paintings are rather new
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
More martyrs...
More martyrs...
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Demon carrying a heavy burden
Demon carrying a heavy burden
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
Enda Iyesus Church, Axum
The Axumite Kingdom minted coins from the 3rd to 7th Centuries
The Axumite Kingdom minted coins from the 3rd to 7th Centuries
I'd have to guess that Axumite Coins for sale in a place like this are fake...
I'd have to guess that "Axumite Coins" for sale in a place like this are fake...
Terrace of the Yehe Hotel for drinks with tourists from the quarry
Terrace of the Yehe Hotel for drinks with tourists from the quarry
The mountains make for a nice sunset
The mountains make for a nice sunset
Birds at sunset from the terrace of the Yeha Hotel
Birds at sunset from the terrace of the Yeha Hotel
Dusk, Axum
Dusk, Axum
Going native at the Tej House
Going native at the Tej House
Pouring Tej...after getting rid of the dead bugs
Pouring Tej...after getting rid of the dead bugs
Friendly Obama-loving tourists from Addis Ababa
Friendly Obama-loving tourists from Addis Ababa
Traditional Ethiopian food for dinner at the Africa Hotel
Traditional Ethiopian food for dinner at the Africa Hotel
I actually did like the Ethiopian food for the most part
I actually did like the Ethiopian food for the most part
Lots of Dashen Beer
Lots of Dashen Beer
Dashen Beer, Axum
Dashen Beer, Axum
A pub across the street from the Africa Hotel, Axum
A pub across the street from the Africa Hotel, Axum
Cheers!
Cheers!
Church of St. Pentalewon on a hilltop east of Axum
Church of St. Pentalewon on a hilltop east of Axum
The road leading out of Axum to the east
The road leading out of Axum to the east
Monument, Axum Airport
Monument, Axum Airport
Emperor Yohannis IV (1837-1889)
Emperor Yohannis IV (1837-1889)
Axum Yohannes IV Airport
Axum Yohannes IV Airport
Axum Yohannes IV Airport, domestic terminal
Axum Yohannes IV Airport, domestic terminal
To save the tortuous 2 day drive to Lalibela we chose the 45 minute flight
To save the tortuous 2 day drive to Lalibela we chose the 45 minute flight
Ethiopian Airlines Fokker 50. All our flights were ontime or even early
Ethiopian Airlines Fokker 50. All our flights were ontime or even early
Keith walking to the airplane, Axum Airport
Keith walking to the airplane, Axum Airport
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