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Northern Red Sea Region: Museum keen to preserve historical artifacts

The Museum of the Northern Red Sea region is making relentless efforts to preserve ancient relics, and other cultural heritages related to the armed struggle for independence, in addition to  marine and land resources so as to  make due contribution in the development of tourism sector, stated Mr. Yohannes Gebreyesus, the head of the museum. Massawa, 25 November 2010 – The Museum of the Northern Red Sea region is making relentless efforts to preserve ancient relics, and other cultural heritages related to the armed struggle for independence, in addition to  marine and land resources so as to  make due contribution in the development of tourism sector, stated Mr. Yohannes Gebreyesus, the head of the museum.

He explained that the artifacts being preserved in the museum include Buya heritages that date back to millions of years, besides, ancient buildings constructed during the Turkish colonial period, ancient artifacts of Adulis Port, holy sites 1,400 year old, like the Sehaba Mosque, among others.

Likewise, Mr. Isaias Tesfazgi, member of the museum, explained that some 45 historical sites have so far been identified, and stressed the need for immediate preservation initiatives.

The Northern Red Sea regional museum has already being visited by a number of tourists from abroad.

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