King Ezana's inscription, Axum

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Dating from the ancient Kingdom of Aksum, King Ezana's inscription stands as a stone monument on which King Ezana recorded his military victories in Ge'ez, Sabaean, and Greek. Between 330 CE and 356 CE, the Aksumite king fought the Nubians and praised the God of War for his successes. This monument was not discovered until 1988, when three farmers stumbled upon it. Although the inscriptions are in three different languages, translation still has not been provided for tourists, so take a tour guide who can translate for you if you are interested. Also, expect to pay the farmer at the hut containing the monument a small tip. Add King Ezana's inscription to your Axum travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Axum day trip tool .
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  • Nice visit of this Ethiopian rosette stone that would not have dismay to a certain Champolion make this stop/visit a few steps from the ruins of KALEB
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  • This is a massive stone located on the road to Kaleb's Tomb. It is the Ethiopian version of the Rosetta Stone inscribed in 3 languages including ancient Greek. It is a quite impressive site.  more »
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