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The Ark of the Covenant

information about ethiopia  Axum - Ethiopia

According to the legend and to some historical facts, in the Church St Mary of Sion, Axum, is kept the Ark of the Covenant. It was brought from Jerusalem by Menelik, the son of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

I had heard that it is meticulously protected by an old bearded monk who spends his life in solitary contemplation, a man with love of God, purity of heart, cleanliness of mind and body. Even the President of Ethiopia is not allowed to go in.

Nevertheless I risked entering the Sancta Santorum where supposedly is this Holy of Holiest sheltered. I surrounded the Church and where I noticed that the walls were less high, I gathered stones and climbed. Once inside I took my shoes off and ran to a room covered by a curtain. Then swallowed saliva and tried to culminate my purpose when, suddenly, a strong hand held my shoulders. He reprimanded me:
Where you go, bold man?
It was the guardian!
He gently invited me to leave the Church premises, what I did after begging his pardon.

Address: Church St Maria of Sion
Axum

Ethiopia
Phone: + no available
E-mail: noavailable@yahoo.com
Price: budget
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