Aksum, centre of the ancient Kingdom

King Ezana's Stele

King Ezana's Stele, the tallest standing ''hawilt'' or stele in the Northern Stelae Park. It is 20.6 metres high, 2.65 metres wide and 1.18 metres deep, weighing 160 tonnes and probably the last one that was erected, after the conversion of Axumites to Christianity. It the biggest of those remained unbroken.

Photo by Ludo Kuipers, Mon Feb 26, 1973
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