The Obelisk ofAxum is a 1,700-year-old, 79-foot granite stele/obelisk, weighing160 tonnes, in the city of Axum in Ethiopia. Axum was the ancientpolitical and religious capital of Ethiopia. Though the exact dateof its founding is not known, it is known that the Queen of Sheba,who reigned around 1000 B.C. had Axum as her royal capital. Theexact procedure of its making is unknown to us. Only theories aresaid.