Matara

Matara

Matara is a small town and important archeological site located in the Southern Region (Debub Region) of Eritrea. It was a major city in the Dʿmt and Aksumite kingdoms. The ruins include the Adulis-Axum tunnel, Hawulti obelisk and ruins of a palace.

Site Information

Country: Eritrea

District: Southern Region

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 5th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Dʿmt Kingdom

Later Cultures: Kingdom of Aksum

Site Features: Aksumite Monuments

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