St. Mary of Zion Churches
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- St. Mary of Zion ChurchesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4Nov 25, 2013
The Ark of the Covenant, chest of tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written, according to the Bible, has historically travelled some distance. Now it’s widely believed to be held in the Chapel of the Tablet, adjoining the 16th Century stone built St Mary of Zion Church. No-one is allowed to see the religious relic which is kept under guard. The chapel was designed by Emperor Haile Selassie.Recommended for:
- St. Mary of Zion ChurchesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Although the new church is an eyesore, the old church has a number of attractive paintings and is worth a visit if you are in Aksum. Ethiopians believe that one of the chapels here houses the Ark of the Covenant. The rest of the world is highly skeptical but it makes for added intrigue and interest.