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Chapel of the Tablet, Axum

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Church · Tourist Spot
Shrouded in mystery, Chapel of the Tablet is said to be the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, with the tablets on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed. There is quite a bit of controversy as to weather this is true, as only the convent’s guards have access to the interior, and the tablets have not been seen for a long time. The church’s exterior features wooden windows, light grey brick walls, and a central dome with a cross sitting atop. This attraction is also located adjacent to Ethiopia’s most important church, the previous resting location of the tablets. Put Chapel of the Tablet at the forefront of your travel plans using our Axum trip planner.
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  • The outside is intriguing, and its story, about holding the Ark of the Covenant, too. Unfortunately for westerners, entry is forbidden, and they sometimes get upset if you so much as approach the...  more »
  • This is the home of the real ark of the covenant. This is a must see in Ethiopia. The art work on the walls in the nearby church are excellent.  more »

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