Obelisk returned to Ethiopia

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Obelisk returned to Ethiopia

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:55 pm

2008-09-04 15:27
Axum obelisk unfurled Stone looted in Fascist era unveiled at Ethiopian holy city
(ANSA) - Addis Ababa, September 4 - A holy monument returned to Ethiopia by Italy after years of foot-dragging was unveiled on the reputed site of the Queen of Sheba's fabled palace amid lively celebrations on Thursday.

The storied stone, a symbol of Ethiopian national pride, was re-installed at a ceremony attended by Ethiopian President Girma Wolde Giorgis, Premier Meles Zenawi, Italian Foreign Undersecretary Alfredo Mantica and a representative of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO.


An obelisk story is in the news! Stone creations give the 21st century architectural structures some historical context on building large objects. This is a bit of good news for Ethiopia.
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