Archeological findings relating to ancient Eritrean civilization and development were unearthed in the ancient port city of Adulis. Adulis, 11 March 2011: Archeological findings relating to ancient Eritrean civilization and development were unearthed in the ancient port city of Adulis.
Based on research carried out by Eritrean and Italian experts for a month it was found out that Adulis had a civilization starting the 3rd century BC.
The Director General of the Eritrean Museum, Dr. Yosief Libsekal said that the findings are of critical importance since they were discovered by experts from various fields and will have an important role in the archeological history of the country.
The findings include a temple, potteries, human remains and everyday utensils, which the director general indicated lead towards further research.
Stating that the temple found is closely linked to similar sites in Kohaito and Metera, Dr. Yosief stated that it bear distinct resemblance to those in Syria, France and Italy. Adulis was the door to all kinds of civilization influences in the country and thus it can be called “Adulite Civilization’, he added.
Italian Archeological expert Dr. Andria Manzo on his part said that the finds prove that Adulis was the beginning of civilizations in the country.