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Unesco World heritage since: 1980
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The ruins of the ancient city of Aksum are found close to Ethiopia's northern border. They mark the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The massive ruins, dating from between the 1st and the 13th century A.D., include monolithic obelisks, giant stelae, royal tombs and the ruins of ancient castles. Long after its political decline in the 10th century, Ethiopian emperors continued to be crowned in Aksum.
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Medium airport - 4 mi (7 km) Shire Inda Selassie Airport
Small airport - 30 mi (49 km) Mekele Airport
Medium airport - 71 mi (115 km) Asmara International Airport
Medium airport - 81 mi (131 km) Massawa International Airport
Medium airport - 115 mi (185 km) Gonder Airport
Medium airport - 141 mi (227 km) Humera Airport
Small airport - 143 mi (231 km) Lalibella Airport
Small airport - 150 mi (242 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- 'Ali Sabieh
- Al Hudaydah
- Al Luhayyah
- Al Munirah
- As Salif
- Az Zaydiyah
- Az Zuhrah
- Bahir Dar
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.