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800,000 Year-old Homo Erectus Footprints Unearthed in Eritrea

Homo Erectus eritrea
Italian and Eritrean researchers found an 800,000 years old, the first and oldest footprints of homo erectus, a key predecessor of modern man.

By Léa Surugue,

800,000-year-old Homo erectus footprints have been discovered by a team of Italian and Eritrean researchers in the Danakil Desert, Southern Eritrea. They could be the oldest prints ever found belonging to this particular ancestor of modern men, according to online publication The Local. Continue reading 800,000 Year-old Homo Erectus Footprints Unearthed in Eritrea

Eritrea’s History is as old as Humanity!

The present day Eritrea with its diverse culture in not by any means an overnight creation

By Tsegai Medin,

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!