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Re-installation of Aksum Obelisk to begin soon

Friday, 23 May 2008
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Works to begin the re-installation of the Aksum Obelisk, also known as Stele 2, in its original location will start June 4th at the World Heritage site in Aksum, Ethiopia. The three pieces of the stele, which stands 24.3 metres high and weighs 152 tons, will be reassembled and mounted before the end of July 2008, a year after the start of this exceptional project.

The inauguration ceremony will take place on September 4th. Photos and a press kit are availabe to get detailed information.