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Title:Archaeological rescue excavations at the Dejazmach Gebreslassie Palace, Aksum, Ethiopia
Author:Hagos, TekleISNI
Periodical:Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities (ISSN 1810-4487)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
prehistoric graves
Axum polity
History, Archaeology
Excavations (Archaeology)
Aksum (Ethiopia)--Antiquities
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ejossah/article/view/63649
Abstract:Archaeological rescue test excavations that were carried out by the Ethiopian Cultural Heritage Project Site Planning and Conservation sub-component at the Gebreslassie Bariya Gabir palace enclosure at the back of The Main Stelae Field in Aksum from the 5th of June to the 15th of July 2005 yieldedat least four underground rock-cut tombs 4 meters below modern ground surface level, dating at least to about the 3rd century AD. In the course of the excavations, a large number of classical Aksumite ware, imported pottery, glass, beads and Aksumite iron tools dating back to the 3rd and 4th centuries AD were also retrieved from the same site. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]