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The Great Stele , Northern Stelae Field , Aksum . The Great Stele Is Considered ...

The Great Stele , Northern Stelae Field , Aksum . The Great Stele Is Considered  ...

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Description: The Great Stele , northern stelae field , Aksum . The Great Stele is considered the biggest single block of rock ever attempted to erect . Presumably the stele toppled over during erection and started the decline of the stelae building in Aksum The Aksumite kingdom has created some of the greatest stelae worldwide . The stelae mark often the entrance of tombs . The ruins of Aksum ( Axum ) are listed as UNESCO world heritage . The history of the old Aksum is still shrouded in mystery . The oldest ruins may date back as long as to the 10 century BC and are linked to the queen of sheba , which is not proven by science . Until the 10th century AD Aksum was the leading economic power and dominated the whole region . Africa , East Africa , Ethiopia , Aksum , September 2010

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