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Chapel housing the Ark of the Covenant - Axum, Ethiopia  
   

Chapel housing the Ark of the Covenant - Axum, Ethiopia

Seeking the Ark of the Covenant

July 28th 2013
Tales from aeons past seep from every corner of Axum. More than 2000 years ago, the former capital of the Axumite kingdom exerted its military, trade and cultural powers for more than a millennium. Legend states that the king who bore Frankincense (Gaspar) to Jesus after his birth hailed from Axum. The famed Queen of Sheba is also believed to have come from this ancient city. However, Axum’s big ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Axum

Ethiopian Flag Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
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