Tuesday 28 February 2012

Standing stones in Ethiopia

There is an area in Ethiopia, the Soddo region, where there are about 150 prehistoric sites.  The standing stones and the area near the village of Tiya were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites as long ago as 1980.

There are 36 of these stones, most of them carved with symbols that have never been deciphered.  The symbols are very different from those on other sites in the area.  Nobody knows what ancient Ethiopian culture put them there, or precisely when.

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  1. Amazing sight, would love to see it in person.

  2. There is something fascinating about standing stones where ever they may be and no matterhow big they are.

    I have had no virus problem with this page Sheila; I got the alert two days in a row on two different posts. I fit happens again I will check out the detail as both times I took the warning advise to get off the page fast!

    1. I don't blame you for getting away fast! I would have done exactly the same. I just hope there are no more problems.

  3. Oh my that looks like sandstone, I've never seen standing stones made of it before.

  4. Sheila, looks as if the stones and symbols will always remain a mystery! Good that we have some unexplained things in the world.

  5. I would love to have a postcard from Ethiopia!!

  6. I wonder why do ancient peoples always want to place stones pointing to the sky? You are lucky to have a postcard from Ethopia ^_~


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