axum1The Axumite Kingdom is fabled as one of the ancient civilizations among Sub-Saharan African countries from 1st century AD – 10th century AD. The city of Axum was the capital of the then powerful empire. The city is also considered as the Holiest city from all over Ethiopia by Ethiopian Orthodox Church followers. The archeological sites such as, the stele field compound consisting of the giant granite obelisks, the archeological museums, ancient coins, inscriptions and tombs of Axumite kings, the church of St. Mary Zion with the glorified Original Arc of the covenant, the celebration of different religious festivals and many more attractions made Axum the Historical, Cultural and Religious center.