8 Facts About the Ancient Islamic City Found in Harlaa, Eastern Ethiopia
An ancient Islamic city has been found under an Ethiopian town named Harlaa , 120km from the Red Sea coast and 300km from Addis Adaba.

1. An ancient Islamic city has been found under an Ethiopian town named Harlaa , 120km from the Red Sea coast and 300km from Addis Adaba

An ancient Islamic city has been found under an Ethiopian town named Harlaa , 120km from the Red Sea coast and 300km from Addis Adaba

2. The settlement is around 500m by 1,000m, has buildings and walls constructed with large stone blocks

The settlement is around 500m by 1,000m, has buildings and walls constructed with large stone blocks

3. There is a local lore of “city of giants” in Harlaa town where the Ancient city is found

There is a local lore of  “city of giants” in Harlaa  town where the Ancient city is found

4. A dig in Harlaa has revealed glass vessel fragments, rock crystal, carnelian, and glass beads, imported cowry shells, and pottery from Madagascar, the Maldives, Yemen and China. 

A dig in Harlaa  has revealed glass vessel fragments, rock crystal, carnelian, and glass beads, imported cowry shells, and pottery from Madagascar, the Maldives, Yemen and China. 



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