Harlaa, June 17: Archaeologists have always amused the world with their new discoveries. Every archaeological discovery takes us back to our different roots. Recently in Ethiopia, they have discovered a city more than 1,000 years old. The archeologically neglected land Ethiopia has got back its connections with different communities through this discovery. Artifacts from Egypt, India, and China have been found in the city. They have also uncovered a 12th-century mosque. The understanding of trade in the country will be clearer now.
Along with all the artifacts, the team also found jewelry and other artifacts from Madagascar, the Maldives, Yemen, and China. The city of Harlaa was “rich, cosmopolitan” for jewelry making, the archeologists believe. They have also found Islamic burials and headstones. The discovered mosques caught with similarities the ones discovered in Tanzania and Somaliland. This has proved the connection between old Islamic African communities.
Among local people, there is a myth that the city was the land of giants because of the buildings and walls of large stone blocks. This discovery will help to break the myth if common people are convinced.
The excavation took 2 years and further excavation will be carried out in the next year. Archaeologists also found a cemetery with 300 people buried. The bodies will be also examined to know their diet.