King Ezana's Stele


King Ezana's Stele

King Ezana's Stele is the central obelisk still standing in the Northern Stelae Park in the ancient city of Axum, in modern-day Ethiopia. The obelisk was carved and erected in the 4th century by builders of the ancient Kingdom of Aksum. It is named after King Ezana, the first monarch of Axum to embrace Christianity. At its base, it is decorated with a false door, and apertures resembling windows on all sides.

King Ezana's Stele stands 70 feet (21 m) tall, smaller than the fallen 108-foot (33 m) Great Stele and the better-known 79-foot (24 m) Obelisk of Axum; this obelisk was reassembled and unveiled on September 4, 2008.

External links

* [http://www.geocities.com/ethiopia2004trip/axum.html Axum in 2004]


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