Aksum or Axum  is the oldest continuously- inhabited city in sub-Saharan Africa. Aksum was founded more than 3,000 years ago in the days of the Queen of Sheba, who ruled over a vast trade empire from her palace there. The sightseeing of this ancient city includes St. Mary’s Church, the sanctuary Chapel which is the repository for ‘Ark of the covenant’, the coronation yard, the Stelae Park, Tombs of Kaleb and his son GebreMeskel, Ezana’s inscriptions and Dungur palace (popularly known as ruins of Queen of Sheba’s palace)

It is also the last resting place of the Biblical Ark of the Covenant, taken there by Menelik I – son of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon of Jerusalem – all those centuries ago.