- The ruins of this ancient city include obelisks, stone pillars, royal tombs and castles.
- The kingdom, at the crossroads of Africa, Arabia and the Greco-Roman world, once was the most powerful state between Persia and the Eastern Roman Empire.
- Emperors continued to be crowned in the city long after its political decline in the 10th century.
- A church in the region is said to hold the biblical Ark of the Covenant.
ANSWER The ancient city of Aksum, northern Ethiopia