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Yeha Archaeological Site: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 30 March 2019

Off the main road about 20 minutes...dusty little "village" with the remains of an ancient temple (no roof or floor, just some partial walls). A small, but interesting, graveyard and the more modern Ethiopian Orthodox Church pictured. All in all, it was worth the effort...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

Had a good English speaking guide who explained about the temple of the moon....this is said to be the oldest standing structure in Ethiopia. The walls are still mostly in tact but there's no roof and the upper sections are supported by a steel frame...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

This was a real gem amongst the numerous and often disappointing churches of Ethiopia. The temple has been sympathetically restored/consolidated more work to be done on the fascinating palace. Worth reading up about before you arrive as no signage or reliable guides.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is a must see attraction some 25 kms from Adwa. It has a museum with a collection of relics and religious books.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Summary: Not worth a visit for the price you pay to go there! In a small village far from Axum (I think it was 45 km) this monastery as an attraction you come to specifically or on the way to Mekale. The compound is surrounded...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Yeha is definitely worth a visit, especially if you have made it all the way to Axum. You cannot get a full view of the history of this area without Yeha, and the archeological work and treasures at Yeha are fantastic. Thanks especially to the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank David K
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were lucky enough to visit Yeha when some German & Italian archaeologists were working there and they told us so much about about the site that is still under excavation. Remarkably well cut stone, perfect jointing and plumb walls. A seven story house that...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Drove off the main road and through a very busy village. It was market day so there were lots of people and animals about. We walked up some quite rocky terrain and steps to get to Yeha Temple which is supposed to be the oldest...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Location - A small detour from the main road from Axum to Adigrat - about 15 minutes drive. Archeology - ancient temple with intact walls. Approximately 3500 years old - so the oldest building in the whole of Africa, bar Egyptian civilisation. Remarkably well cut...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

While the temple is under needed renovation to keep it intact, it is still worth visiting. There is a small museum on site that offers some interesting archaeological finds that you must visit. The monks will bring out books over 1000 years old for viewing.

Date of experience: March 2016
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