Axis Mundi

Locations that have been regarded as the Center of the World / Axis Mundi / Omphalos (Navel of the World)

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Connected Sites

Aksum: Stelae of the Aksumite Empire
Fujisan: Japan's highest mountain, Mount Fuji, has long symbolized the world axis in Japanese culture (wiki)
Istanbul: Hagia Sophia
Rome: Umbilicus urbis Romae, a structure in the Roman Forum from where all the Roman roads parted.
Vatican City: St. Peter's Basilica


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