The Return the Obelisk of Axum!

Looted Obelisk remained in Italy for over 50 years

Ethopian Treasure

A 24 meter tall, granite obelisk which once marked a primitive burial grounds in Ethiopia has now been returned to its original owner.

Delay in the Return of the Ancient Obelisk

Many reasons kept the obelisk from being returned to Ethiopia. After the UN agreement in 1947, neither country took action to return the obelisk. There was a huge cost involved in moving such a heavy artifact and neither country had the funds to do so. The Ethiopian airport was too small to allow such a large plane to fly in cargo and land properly. Eventually the airport was upgraded to allow the return of the missing artifact.