Qohaito

Qohaito

Qohaito is an ancient city located in Southern Region (Debub region) of Eritrea. It was a pre-Aksumite settlement that thrived during the Aksumite period. The ruins include the pre-Christian temple of Mariam Wakino, the Sahira Dam and the Neolithic rock art in the Adi Alauti cave.

Site Information

Country: Eritrea

District: Southern Region

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Fifth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Pre-Aksumite

Later Cultures: Kingdom of Aksum

Site Features: Pre-Aksumite & Aksumite Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Qoahito Cultural Landscape

Date of Submission: 2011

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