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Monuments of Aksum

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The ancient Ethiopian capital at Aksum in Tigray is one of Africa's most spectacular archaeological sites. During the first seven centuries AD, it was the metropolis of a major civilisation whose influence extended far beyond its homeland. The first and only comprehensive attempt at recording Aksum's monuments - huge carved stelae, the foundations of elaborate stone palaces, and underground tombs - was made in 1906 by the Deutsche Aksum-Expedition and the results were published in 1913. This book is a translation...
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Overview

The ancient Ethiopian capital at Aksum in Tigray is one of Africa's most spectacular archaeological sites. During the first seven centuries AD, it was the metropolis of a major civilisation whose influence extended far beyond its homeland. The first and only comprehensive attempt at recording Aksum's monuments - huge carved stelae, the foundations of elaborate stone palaces, and underground tombs - was made in 1906 by the Deutsche Aksum-Expedition and the results were published in 1913. This book is a translation of their report, now extremely rare, with a chapter on more recent discoveries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781872566115
  • Publisher: British Institute in Eastern Africa
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Pages: 201
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 11.72 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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