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Village elders and religious leaders highlight need for preservation of relics in Northern Red Sea region

Village elders and religious leaders in Massawa city called on every national to enhance contribution in efforts to preserve the precious archeological and cultural relics that have regional and international significance.
Massawa, 26 May 2010 – Village elders and religious leaders in Massawa city called on every national to enhance contribution in efforts to preserve the precious archeological and cultural relics that have regional and international significance.

They stated that Northern Red Sea region is endowed with rich historical sites and artifacts, and asserted that they would work diligently for their preservation and providing information regarding such relics.

The representative of the Eritrean Mufti in the region, Sheik Saleh Mohammed Ali, stressed the significance of relics in efforts to popularize the true history and picture of a country with the outside world.  In this respect, he highlighted the need for undertaking in-depth study as regards ancient temples and mosques in Massawa, as they represent the foundation of the Eritrean people’s cherished values and co-existence.

Keshi Melake Berhane said on his part that there exist rich history and spectacular artifacts, as well as strong faith that are not yet properly harnessed. He further called on every citizen in general, as well as village elders and religious leaders in particular to play major role in preserving and bequeathing such an asset to future generations.

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