Axum or Aksum, is a town in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia with a population of 66,800 residents (as of 2015). It was a popular town with international visitors until the Tigray War started in November 2020.
It is the site of the historic capital of the Aksumite Empire, a naval and trading power that ruled the whole region from about 400 BCE into the 10th century. In 1980, UNESCO added Axum's archaeological sites to its list of World Heritage Sites due to their historic value.
Axum is located in the Maekelay Zone of the Tigray Region, near the base of the Adwa mountains. It has an elevation of 2,131 m (6,991 ft) and is surrounded by La'ilay Maychew, a separately administered woreda of the Tigray region.
|Lioness of Gobedra||2021||7.4km||site_ao|
|Fiat Tagliero Service Station||2018||134.2km||site_ao|
|The Church in the Sky||2018||68.7km||site_ao|
|Asmara: A Modernist African City||2017||135.1km||site_whs|
|Simien National Park||1978||128.8km||site_whs|
|Where ATMs are unknown and Sim cards are like gold dust||2019||129.9km||post|
About the source: Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a multilingual online encyclopedia created and maintained as an open collaboration project by a community of volunteer editors, using a wiki-based editing system. It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the World Wide Web, and is one of the 20 most popular websites ranked by Alexa, as of March 2020. It features exclusively free content and no commercial ads, and is owned and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization funded primarily through donations.