Repatriation of Aksum’s Obelisk

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“Weighing 150 tons and 24 meters high, the obelisk is the second largest stela in Aksum. Transported to Rome by the troops of Mussolini in 1937, it was returned in April 2005 by the Italian government. The obelisk is around 1,700 years old and has become a symbol of the Ethiopian people’s identity.” More on UNESCO World Heritage Centre Website.

Visit dedicated to Nada Al Hassan and made for the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.