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The New Church Of St . Mary Of Zion , Aksum , Interior Emperor Heile Selassie Ha ...

The New Church Of St . Mary Of Zion , Aksum , Interior Emperor Heile Selassie Ha ...

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Description: The new church of St . Mary of Zion , Aksum , interior Emperor Heile Selassie has commissioned the church around 1960 . Aksum is the most important religious center of the ethiopian orthodox church . the Ark of the covenant , which is the holy of holy of the ethiopian church is kept in a small chapel in the compound of St . Mary of Zion . The remains of the Ark of the covenant , which have been brought to Ethiopia by Menelik I , son of Salomon and the queen of sheba , are guarded by a monk and are not accessible by anyone . Africa , East Africa , Ethiopia , Aksum , September 2010

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