Statue of Abune Petros to be replaced on its original location

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The Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritages said the statue of the martyred Archbishop Abune Petros, which was temporarily kept at the National Museum until completion of the Light Rail Transit line, said the statute will be re-erected on its previous location next month.
Although the authority had scheduled to mount back the statue to its place last March, delays in  construction of underground tunnels has forced it to prolong the return,  he noted.
Waiting for the city tram to  commence  giving service was an absolute necessity to observe whether vibrations from the train will have an effect on the foundation on which the statue will stand on,  Director of the Authority Yonas Desta said. 
In order to protect the statute from possible car accidents, the statue will be erected 13 meters away from the road.
The statue of Abune Petros was erected in 1941 in memory of the patriotic archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church who was killed by fascist Italians  for urging the people not to submit for Italian occupants.
(Walta Information Center)