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The #QueenSheba’s Palace (locally known as Dungur) is the ruins of an Axumite Royal Palace in Axum,

Mekelle:  18 December 2023 (Tigray Herald)

The #QueenSheba’s Palace (locally known as Dungur) is the ruins of an Axumite Royal Palace in Axum, Tigray, the capital city of the #AxumiteEmpire. The ruins are in the western part of Axum city, across the road from the Gudit stelae field.

The Aksumite Empire was one of the great powers of the ancient world, first gaining prominence around the 1st century A.D. It grew wealthy from #trade, being tapped into the Indian Ocean trade networks via its Red Sea ports such as #Adulis. By the 4th century, it had become powerful enough to sack #Meroƫ, ancient capital of the Kushites in #Sudan, and at its height, went on to dominate much of #Yemen across the Red Sea as well. Under King Ezana, Aksum became one of the earliest kingdoms in the world to adopt #Christianity as its state religion. The country was also host to some of the worlds earliest #muslims escaping persecution in #Mecca.

#visitaksum #VisitTigray #historicaltours #tourism

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