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Number of tourists visiting historical sites in Southern region multiplying: Report

The number of local and foreign tourists visiting various historical and archeological sites in the sub-zones of Adi-Keih  and Senafe, Southern region, has multiplied over the past 3 years.
Adi-Keih, 12 June 2010 – The number of local and foreign tourists visiting various historical and archeological sites in the sub-zones of Adi-Keih  and Senafe, Southern region, has multiplied over the past 3 years.

Mr. Ibrahim Omar, a member of the Eritrean National Museum, pointed out that the number of visitors to various historical sites, including Kohaito, Metera, Keskese, Belew-Kelew and Kondae has increased from hundreds to thousands from the year 2007 to 2010. He explained that a number of tourists from the UK, France, Germany, China, Italy and the Netherlands, as well as Eritrean nationals have so far visited the historical places.

Noting that domestic tourism is equally gaining momentum, Mr. Ibrahim indicated that archeological sites in Kohaito, Nimim, Safara, Karibosa, Igla, Mesgolozula and Demhina are endowed with rich relics.

Reports indicated that there exist Egyptian tomb, Safira Dam, paintings and inscriptions in caves, as well as statue and unexploited underground secrets in Kohaito.

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