Re-erect Axum Obelisks sign now

Open Letter to:
His Excellency, Ambassador Mohamoud Dirir
Minister of Culture and Tourism
Addis Ababa

Your Excellency:

We, Ethiopians, groups and concerned individuals, are signing this petition to express our frustration over the delays in re-erecting our returned Axum Obelisk.

Considering the high level of commitment by the Italian Government, the absence of major technical problems, and the significance of this event for the celebration of our Ethiopian Millennium, we see no reason why the important mission of the obelisks re-erection should not be expedited. The dry season has come and the count down to the millennium has started.

We also request the re-erection of all the fallen obelisks of Axum, to restore the city to its former greatness.

Here, Your Excellency is our Petition:


Recalling the importance of ancient Axum to Ethiopian and world history, and bearing in mind the beauty and historic significance of the ancient Obelisks of Axum, we the petitioners emphasize that these Obelisks were intended to stand upright in all their glory: as do, to this day, for example, those of ancient Egypt.

We affirm that the re-erection of the Axum Obelisks will be a source of pride to the entire Ethiopian people, as well as to the people of Africa as a whole. Re-erection of the Obelisks of Axum will moreover contribute greatly to the advancement of tourism and through it to the progress and prosperity of the entire region.


1. If the Axum Obelisk could stand in Rome, it cannot be allowed to lie on the ground in Axum.
2. The other obelisks, also built in Axumite times, have an equal right to stand upright.
3. The ancient people of Axum wanted the obelisks to be seen, not to lie forgotten on the ground
4. The re-erection of the obelisks will restore and increase the dignity of Axum, Ethiopia and, indeed, all Africa.
5. The re-erection of the obelisks will also help Ethiopian tourism and economic prosperity.
6. It will help the rebirth of Axum and Ethiopian civilization.

Bear in mind that:

1. The re-erection of the Axum obelisks is as historically significant as the Ethiopian Millennium itself.
2. Many Ethiopians and their friends have dreamt to see the re-erection of their historic obelisks, and to celebrate that day.
3. Now is the time to re-erect these obelisks, and that is our appeal.

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Latest Signatures

  • 28 December 2015500. Selamawit G
    I would like to see that axum erect on it's right place and I am proud on it. I love being Ethiopian!!!!!!
  • 25 December 2015499. Mikael Sahlum
    IT must be re-erected b4 the millenium
  • 20 December 2015498. Abebe A
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 2015497. Samuel Ware
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  • 18 December 2015496. Mussie Matthews
    It should have been errected at least for the new millenium. There are lots of preparations on the occassion of the new millenium and it is surprising that nothing is being done with respect to the obelisk. The other thing is why, then, have we been so cu
  • 12 December 2015495. Aster T
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015494. Mohammed A
    A delayed action is almost a denyed.
  • 22 November 2015493. Solomon G
    I support this petition
  • 16 November 2015492. Gebreslasiegebremedhin Greer
    not only the one from Italy but also the big oblis seeping in th ground for centuries. Believe me it is possible
  • 16 November 2015491. Haftom G
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2015490. Feleg T
    I support this petition
  • 07 November 2015489. Caleb Velasquez
    Your Excellency,..We are fully cognizant of your obdurant personality and , therefore, do not think this petition will do much good, and yet here goes our plea. For the sake of our country and your legacy, free all political prisoners-that includes Siye t
  • 18 October 2015488. Shalom A
    Dear Ministry of Culture & Tourism, please re-erect our pride Axum Obelisks. Shalom
  • 13 October 2015487. Haileselassie R
    PLS Re-erect Axum Obelisks for colourfull celebrition of the Milllennium.
  • 09 October 2015486. Zelalem Taferew
    I support this petition
  • 16 September 2015485. Daniel H
    It should be
  • 31 August 2015484. Kbrom A
    I support this petition
  • 24 August 2015483. Abraham M
    My wish is to see Axum Obelisks stand before Ethiopian millennium
  • 24 August 2015482. Ramesh Ritter
    Hey, I have heard about this from my Ethiopian Friend. Its a sign of ancient civilization. Please erect it as our ancestors have intended.
  • 14 August 2015481. Amanda B
    I support this petition
  • 05 August 2015480. Eyob K
    Why did you bring it to lie it on the ground. If it stays long then its value will deteriorate from time to time. Who is going to be responsible for this crime?.
  • 23 July 2015479. Engdawerk T
    I support this petition
  • 21 July 2015478. Swathy M
    I support this petition
  • 21 July 2015477. Zenaw E
    I support this petition
  • 19 July 2015476. Danile Trevino
    if its now when. why is it taking so long, why did the Axumwynie have to bage the goverment for everything? why if their is a budget siting uptheir what exactly is going on not to do it their is a perfect reason coming Millnienume their are thousend and t
  • 28 June 2015475. Desalegn Bates
    I support this petition
  • 28 June 2015474. Michael A
    I support this petition

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Lindsey HarperBy:
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Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism


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