The original ancient capital of
Ethiopia. Today it remains a religious center, housing
what the Ethiopian Church says is
the Ark of the Covenant.
The obelisks of Axum (pre-Christian) are
an architectural wonder of the world, although
many were stolen and brought to Italy by
For the history of the entire
Axumite Empire, which is what people frequently mean by "Axum"
rather than the city,
Return to St Pachomius Library.