• Waterfall on the Blue Nile River
    BLUE NILE FALLS
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  • The hottest spot in the World
    DANAKIL DEPRESSIONS
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  • Center of Ancient Civilization
    AXUM
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  • 8th Wonder of the World
    LALIBELA
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  • The Camelot of Africa
    GONDAR
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  • the 4th Sacred City of Islam
    HARAR
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  • Home to the Endemic Mammals
    SIMIEN NOUNTAINS
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  • Donga Stick Fighting
    SURMA TRIBE
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Axum and Yeha

When we study the historical background of Ethiopia, Axum and Yeha are the main significant towns in the country which serve with the emergence of an important center of civilization. The Temple of Yeha dates back perhaps the sixth or seventh centuries BC remains of a large stone temple also known as the “Moon Temple”, dating to about 500 BC still survives.
The state of the queen of Sheba, mentioned in the Old Testament is sometimes believed to have been in Ethiopia. According to the Ethiopian legend, best represented in the “KEBRE NEGEST”, the queen of Sheba is tricked by King Solomon into sleeping with him, resulting in a child, named EBN MELEK (later Emperor MENELIK I). When he was of age, MENELIK returned to Israel to see his father, who sent with him the son of Zadok to accompany him with a replica of the Ark of the Covenant (Ethiosemitic : Tabot). On his return with some of the Israelite Priests, however, he found that Zadok’s son had stolen the real Ark of the Covenant. It is believed the Ark is still being preserved at the church of our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum, Ethiopia.

Moreover, Axum was the ancient capital of the country which classified as a world heritage site. The city is endowed with magnificent historical sites like the Obelisks, ruined palaces, Tombs, Museum, and the house of the Ark of the Covenant (Saint Mary of Zion church).

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