Moreover, crimes against cultural property such as archaeological sites, ancient monasteries, churches, mosques and historic monuments have been committed.
Some historic monuments, such as patriots’ cemeteries, have been destroyed and defamed.
Among the natural heritage, huge and ancient sycamore trees have been cut down for fuel and other purposes.
The sycamore tree is sacred and symbolic in Eritrea, because the old customary written laws were made under such trees.
The legendary Land of Punt referred to by the Egyptian Pharaohs and the object of major expeditions from the First and Second Dynasties (2920-2649 BC) may have been here, for the area was rich in gold, frankincense, myrrh, ostrich feathers, ebony, ivory and other precious commodities.
The Adulite Era (9th century BC-5th century AD): For nearly 1,400 years, the Red Sea coastal city-state of Adulis functioned as a major regional center for commerce and trade.
Other important cultural centers also arose during this period in the Eritrean interior, linked by trade with each other and the African hinterland and only now coming under archeological scrutiny.
The Ethiopian invasions conducted on the southern and the western parts of Eritrea have destroyed many places of natural and cultural heritage in the country.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.At Ethiopian we are committed to providing you a safe and friendly environment where you can comfortably meet that special someone.Rock paintings have been found in several sites dating from 2000 BC.So far, fifty- one prehistoric sites have been identified across Eritrea, from Karora in the north to Beylul in the southeast, but many more are expected to be explored in the coming years.Transcending cultural differences and customs is just a small step to achieve that.