The Crossroad Of The World
Once incredibly important trading posts, between east and west, trading with the Roman Empire, the Turks, Indian and Persian Empire. Also the site of the first church in black African, the St Mary of Zion Church, which is to house the most fabled biblical relic in history-the Ark of the Covenant. Which are only a few guardians are ever allowed to gaze on it.
The town is dominated by more than 100 towering stele, massive carved granite columns, carried into position by elephants and erected as tomb markers to signal the importance and power of each of the former kings.
Just out of the town there are the remnants of the queen of Sheba’s palace, a tremendously atmospheric site that enables you once again to appreciate the power and the glory of this old kingdom.