Obelisk of Axum

Obelisk of Axum

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Credit: PHOTOSTOCK-ISRAEL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Obelisk of Axum, Ethiopia. Also known as the Rome Stele, this obelisk was returned to Ethiopia in 2005 after being looted by Italian troops in the 1930s. The granite obelisk measures 24 metres tall and is 1,700 years old. It was built to mark the tomb of an ancient king.

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