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Simien National Park

national park

125km

13.1838.06

Danakil Depression

geological depression, northern part of the Afar Triangle or Afar Depression

195km

13.8240.47

Kassala

city in Sudan

296km

15.4536.4
Sights

Ezana Stone

A well-preserved, 2-m-tall, thin tablet in Greek, Ge'ez and Latin discovered in the 1980s by a farmer, and praising God for his assistance in the conquest of land in what is now the Yemen. It issues a death curse to anyone who dares move it. It is in a small round building at the left hand side of the rough road from the northern stelae field to the tombs of kings Kaleb and Gebre Mes'kel. This small building is kept padlocked but the key holder will magically appear (unless at lunchtime between 12:00 and 14:30) if you're patient. As of May 2019, the building is being reconstructed and the tablet is not visible beneath a protective covering.

1.2km

14.1241111138.72516667

Dungur

The grand entrance steps and the foundations (topped with well dressed ruined walls up to 3 m high in places) of this palace near the Judith stelae field clearly indicate that this was the largest and most impressive palace in Axum. Although everyone calls it the Palace of the Queen of Sheba, it actually dates from the 7th century AD, about 1,500 years after the time of the Queen of Sheba.

3.2km

14.1266666738.70666667

Ras Dashen

mountain

103km

13.2358333338.37083333

we will see

Axum

Ethiopia
Axum is a city of 56,000 in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, just south of Eritrea, with which it shares the language of Tigrinya.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

25.9°C7.5
Precipitation: 3 mm

Feb

27.2°C8.4
Precipitation: 2 mm

Mar

28.6°C10.8
Precipitation: 9 mm

Apr

29.4°C12.7
Precipitation: 27 mm

May

28.8°C12.9
Precipitation: 31 mm

Jun

27°C12.4
Precipitation: 67 mm

Jul

22.5°C12
Precipitation: 221 mm

Aug

22.3°C12.6
Precipitation: 199 mm

Sep

24.8°C11.1
Precipitation: 67 mm

Oct

26.3°C9.6
Precipitation: 12 mm

Nov

26.8°C8
Precipitation: 13 mm

Dec

25.7°C6.7
Precipitation: 1 mm
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