Dungur Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia - Reconstruction

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Budget Direct
published on 14 May 2021
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Dungur Palace is in the Ethiopian village of Aksum—once the bustling capital of an African empire that stretched from southern Egypt to Yemen. The 6th-century mansion contains approximately 50 rooms, including a bathing area, kitchen, and (possible) throne room.

Little is known about the history of the building itself. It’s nickname—“the Palace of the Queen of Sheba”—is wishful thinking. However, the discovery of a carving of a “beautiful woman” during excavation has fueled hope that remains of the queen’s real residence may hide beneath Dungur.

This reconstruction was commissioned by Budget Direct, a travel insurance company.

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Direct, B. (2021, May 14). Dungur Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia - Reconstruction. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14023/dungur-palace-aksum-ethiopia---reconstruction/

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Direct, Budget. "Dungur Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia - Reconstruction." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 14, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14023/dungur-palace-aksum-ethiopia---reconstruction/.

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Direct, Budget. "Dungur Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia - Reconstruction." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 May 2021. Web. 26 Sep 2021.