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Sabian inscription handed over to Eritrean National Museum

An artifact bearing unique Sabian inscription on stone weighing about 4 quintals and half around Bochiofilia here in Asmara has been handed over to the Eritrean National Museum.
Asmara, 24 January 2011 – An artifact bearing unique Sabian inscription on stone weighing about 4 quintals and half around Bochiofilia here in Asmara has been handed over to the Eritrean National Museum.

Ms. Asgedech Aradom, 82, who handed the artifact to the Museum said that Eritrea is endowed with rich ancient relics and called on the general public to collaborate in their preservation, caring and providing information to the concerned party.

The mother told ERINA that she was influenced by her husband who was interested in preserving artifacts, and that she has been preserving the inscriptional relics for about 40 years in  her home.

The director of artifact display in the national museum, Mr. Lalmba Tsehaye, and the head of PR in the institution, Mr. Haile Berhe, respectively expressed appreciation to Weizero Asegedech  for taking such an initiative and explained that the task of collecting and preserving artifacts could not succeed without the collaboration of the public.

The discovery of this type of Sabian inscription is for the first time in the Central region, especially Asmara, according to reports. It is to be noted that various items like broken pots, ornaments, gold earrings, knife and others were discovered in Mai-Temenai here in the capital in 1995, and are now being preserved in the National Museum.

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