- Artists members of CAT
- Traditional dancing
- Tigrai Traditional
- People of Raya
- Cultural Association of Tigrai
- The Monastery
- Great stelae
- Beautiful face
- traditional art of Tigray
Aksum is a cradle of Ethiopia’s ancient civilization. Located 257 kms North West of Mekelle, the regional capital, Aksum is an exotic tourist destination that offers a unique combination of beguiling history, natural beauty, perfect weather, serene environment and unmatched hospitality.
Truly, Aksum was ahead of its time. Unlike many other states of the time, Aksumites knew how to tame animals, cultivate cereals, mint coins and curve extraordinary obelisks the likes of which are unknown to humankind. They accepted Christianity early on, developed their unique alphabet and created a peculiar system of composing and chanting religious hymns. Indeed, Aksum was the most inventive state of its time. Shaped and reshaped by profound faith, sophisticated administration, boundless prosperity and artistic and engineering brilliance, Aksum is an ancient Ethiopian city that once shone over the expansive territory that stretches from the fertile highlands of eastern Africa to the barren deserts of southern Arabia. In terms of its sanctity as well as greatness of its empire, Aksum is like Jerusalem and Rome combined. In essence, Aksum is faith, holiness, history and tranquility all wrapped in one.
Famous worldwide for its breathtaking stelae, this park is definitely the must- see site for anyone who wants to approach and appreciate the magnificence of the ancient Aksumite culture. Here all the best examples of Aksumite stelae can be admired – including the beautiful stele recently returned from Italy – together with three other impressive subterranean monuments: the presumed funerary complex commonly known as Nefas Mawcha, with its gigantic stone roof slab; the Tomb of the Brick Arches, and the Tomb of the False Door. The present park was created in the early 1960s on the initiative of the erstwhile Governor of Tigrai, Ras Managesha Seyum. The ancient terraces were cleared of dwellings and, at the same time, several stelae were straightened and consolidated. The stelae area is prominently located in the northern part of the city, immediately north of the Enda Maryam Cathedral. It measures about 750m from southwest to northeast, stretching along the valley created by the small Mai Hejja Torrent between Bete Giyorgis Hill to the northwest and Mai Qoho Hill to the east.
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Stele 5: The stele by the stream…
It lies beside the Mai Hejja stream, br…
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"our dignity resides under the shelter of our culture!"
visting Abune Yemata
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