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Obelisk of Axum
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  • የአክሱም ሐወልት
  • Obelisk of Axum
  • Travelling/Entertaiment > Historic Centre
  • Africa Ethiopia Ethiopia አክሱም
  • distance [서울]from 8,904.6km
The Obelisk of Axum (Amharic: የአክሱም ሐውልት) is a 4th-century CE, 24-metre-tall (79-feet) phonolite stele/obelisk, weighing 160 tonnes, in the city of Axum in Ethiopia. It is ornamented with two false doors at the base and features decorations resembling windows on all sides. The obelisk ends in a semi-circular top part, which used to be enclosed by metal frames.