Hawulti Obelisk

Hawulti Obelisk

Hawulti Obelisk is an ancient obelisk located in Matara, Southern Region, Eritrea. The monument dates to the early Aksumite period and bears the oldest known example of the ancient Ge'ez script, which is a script used as an abugida (segmental writing system) for several languages of Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Site Information

Country: Eritrea

District: Southern Region

Category: Ancient Rock Workes

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Kingdom of Aksum

Later Cultures: Kingdom of Aksum

Site Features: Aksumite Kingdom Monuments

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