The most monotonous subject we often hear in relation to Eritrea is, “Eritrea is a new country”. What makes the country new? Physically, it is relatively small by African standards but larger than, for example, Djibouti, Monaco, the Vatican-city, Malta, Seychelles and is the same size as Pennsylvania and/or England.
Historically, Eritrea is the birth place of ancient and giant civilizations (the first Christianized and Islamized country) in the region; it is also socio-culturally highly diversified. Eritrea as a ‘new country’ is a misconception propagated by the media, for example in newspapers and the internet, passed to an unsuspecting public. Continue reading Eritrea’s History is as old as Humanity!→