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.

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2008-09-04_104258946.html

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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