King Bazen's Tomb
A rather ugly tin-roofed hut in this central park holds a stone with identical text to King Ezana’s Inscription, but it’s in poorer...
Dungur (Queen of Sheba’s) Palace
The structure at Dungur is popularly known as Queen of Sheba’s Palace, though historians think it’s the mansion of a nobleman. It’s...
King Ezana's Inscription
On the way up to the tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskel, you’ll pass a little shack containing a remarkable find which three farmers...
AB Traditional Restaurant
Decorated with bamboo and crafts, this restaurant is calm and peaceful and a great spot to dig into shekla tibs , with goat fresh from...
Lonely Planet review
Despite being the crudest of tombs, roughly hewn into solid rock instead of constructed with fine masonry, this place has a slightly magical feel about it. A rectangular pit above the tomb contains a row of burial chambers, including a few that appear to be unfinished. Judging from the number of tombs and stelae found nearby, the burial site may once have been quite large and important.
According to local beliefs, King Bazen is thought not just to have reigned at Christ’s birth, but to have been Balthazar, and it was he who carried news of the birth of Christ to Ethiopia.