Tag Archives: Cultural Heritage

Underwater Cultural Heritage in Eritrea

underwater cultural heritage in Eritrea
The nature of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Eritrea (around Dahlak Island and Massawa) includes ancient wrecks of modern cargo and war-ships, fishing boats, airplanes, floating dry docks, T-55 tanks, cars, bombs (detonated and non-detonated), and different armaments. (Photo: Internet)

BY ISAIS TESFAZGHI | SHABAIT

Eritrea’s maritime environment is rich both in marine biodiversity and underwater cultural heritages. Due to its strategic location, the Red Sea has been an important trade route between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. One of the ancient trade centers in the Red Sea was the port-city of Adulis, located 56 kms southeast of Massawa. Continue reading Underwater Cultural Heritage in Eritrea

UNESCO Workshop on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage Held in Eritrea

UNESCO joined the Commission of Culture and Sports of Eritrea and high-level government officials and community representatives for a two-week workshop as part of the UNESCO project.

BY UNESCO

On 19 February 2018, UNESCO joined the Commission of Culture and Sports of Eritrea and high-level government officials and community representatives to open a two-week workshop through 28 February as part of the UNESCO project: ‘Strengthening the capacities of Eritrea for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’, which is financed from earmarked contributions from the Kingdom of Norway to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. Continue reading UNESCO Workshop on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage Held in Eritrea

The Eritrean Cultural Heritage: Facts and Projects

Italian and Eritrean scholars held academic meeting to exchange experiences, share research findings, and refine research projects about the preservation of Eritrean cultural heritage

Inscription of Asmara on the UNESCO World Heritage List attracts international interest in the cultural heritage of the capital city. But other essential facts that contributed to the contemporary Eritrean collective identity deserves equal attention in order to reconstruct the multifaceted history of Eritrea.

BY DR. SALEH MOHAMUD IDRIS | SHABAIT

From 12 to 13 December 2017, the University of Naples “L’Orientale” in Italy organized a two-day workshop that brought Eritrean and Italian scholars together to share research findings on various areas of Eritrean studies within the framework of a bilateral exchange and collaboration agreement signed in 2008 between the Research and Documentation Center (RDC), Eritrea, and the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy. Continue reading The Eritrean Cultural Heritage: Facts and Projects

Growing up in the City of Cultural Heritage Asmara in the 1960s

This is not about Asmara, nor about its history. It is rather about an exciting period of my experiences growing up in The City of Cultural Heritage as a schoolboy in the 1960s.

BY ALEM FISSHATZION

Asmara is the city of my dreams. This article is not about Asmara, nor is it about the history of the city. Rather, it is about an exciting period of my experiences growing up in The City of Cultural
Heritage as a schoolboy in the 1960s. Continue reading Growing up in the City of Cultural Heritage Asmara in the 1960s

Eritrea Launches Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage

It is part of the project “Strengthening the capacities of Eritrea for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (i.e oral traditions, ways of living, dances, knowledge and skills that create those cultural materials.)

BY UNESCO

On 3 April 2017, the Eritrean Commissioner of Culture and Sports, Ambassador Zemede Tecle, opened a two-week capacity-building workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage.

This activity is part of the project “Strengthening the capacities of Eritrea for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage”, financed by the generous contribution of the Government of Norway through the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. Continue reading Eritrea Launches Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage

EU Supporting Conservation of Asmara’s Unique Cultural and Architectural Heritage

By The EU Delegation in Eritrea,

History will be revived in Asmara, Africa’s modernist city; one of the astonishing, cutting edge architecture and art avenues cities.

The European Union will contribute supporting the conservation of Asmara’s unique cultural and architectural heritage.

In the framework of the EU programme for Local Authorities, the EU Delegation to Eritrea has signed in December 2016 a two-year’s cooperation programme with the Asmara Heritage Project (AHP), part of the Department of Public Works Development of the Central Region Administration (Zoba Maekel). Continue reading EU Supporting Conservation of Asmara’s Unique Cultural and Architectural Heritage