Lodging Type: Hotel
Dining: A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water, TV
In the centre of Axum, Armah International Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with easy access to the shops, restaurants and sites of Axum.
There are 29 en-suite rooms, made up of 21 doubles, 4 twins and 4 singles. All rooms have Wifi, and are furnished with wooden furniture. The restaurant serves Ethiopian food and a few dishes from around the world. The bar has local and imported beers, wines and spirits.
Highlights of Axum include the Archaeological Museum of Axum, and the Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, believed to be the last resting place of the original Ark of the Covenant; the famous Stele Field, believed to have been carved in the 4th century AD by subjects of the Kingdom of Aksum, or Axum, and grave markers for royal burial chambers.
Also of interest here are the palace and tomb of King Kaleb and King Gebre Meskel, and the residence of the legendary Queen of Sheba, who is said to have returned from her visit to King Solomon of Israel carrying his child: Menelik, founder of the Solomon dynasty of Ethiopia.
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Once the capital of the Axumite Empire, Axum, also known as Aksum, was once a major trading centre with ties to Persia, Arabia, India and Rome. The Empire’s heyday was from the 1st to the 7th centuries AD, during which time the kingdom became known as Ethiopia. In ...