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Ethiopia

King Ezana’s Stela is a 21-m (69-ft) tall obelisk in the ancient city of Axum. The monument, which dates to the 4th century A.D., stands at the center of the Northern Stelae Park along with hundreds of smaller and less decorated stelae. It is decorated with a false door at its base, and apertures resembling windows on all sides. The obelisk’s semi-circular apex used to be enclosed by metal frames. In 2007-08, the stela was structurally consolidated and today is braced to prevent its leaning any further.