Medebber is Eritrea’s powerhouse of Eritrean creativity and inventiveness and has been for nearly a century writes Mansour Nouredin.
The archaeological study of the Bisha area has underlined the fact that development programs can be compatible with conservation of heritage sites. In this respect, the government’s policy and initiative to safeguard heritage while running development projects seems to be going well. Batseba Tesfaye reports.
One of the many ancient remains of Eritrea has been uncovered in Sembel. The site was discovered on the far right of the road leading to Asmara Airport as you enter a dirt track going uphill. The site overlooks the Asmara cemetery at the top.
The Eritrean Railway is the only railway system in Eritrea. It was constructed between 1887 and 1932 by the Kingdom of Italyfor the Italian Eritrea, colony and connected the port of Massawa with Bishia near the Sudan border.
THE CITY OF QOHAITO
Lying over 2,500 meters above sea level, Qohaito was a pre-Aksumite city in what is now Eritrea. The city developed as a stop on the trade route between Aksum and Adulis.
(By Tsegai Medhin) The city of Adulis was described as one of the greatest trading centres along the Red Sea shipping corridor during ancient times. It was from here that many of the luxuries from Africa, including ivory and tortoiseshell, were acquired
(By Tsegai Medhin) Eritrea bears numerous paleontological and archaeological sites. So far the, oldest site can be traced as far as a million years back, the time-frame at which the Hominid cranium was discovered.
(By Tsegai Medhin) The numerous sites of Buia have revealed incredible findings of paleontological and archaeological significance. The sites are thought to form the most concentrated and extensive prehistoric locality for the one-million-year-old chronology anywhere in the world.