A Pre-Christian "Temple of the moon" in the
Northern part of Ethiopia particularly at Yeha, 30 Kms from Axum was the center
of the Sabean civilization, the state before 5 century BC. Yeha was famous for
the huge and remarkable walls of an oblong pagan temple built with stone blocks
without the use of mortar. Even though it is roofless the imposing ruins of
Yeha temple still stand. The temple is currently believed the oldest temple in
Ethiopia and major tourists visit the site.