Adulis: Archeological Excavations, Christian Heritage and Training

Adulis was once part of the Aksumite Kingdom (1st-7th centuries CE), covering the territories of current Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, Yemen, and part of Saudi Arabia. The project will excavate 6th-cenutry church and restoration activities and training sessions for Eritrean archeologists will contribute to the protection of this heritage site.

Adulis was once part of the vast Aksumite Kingdom (1st-7th centuries CE), which covered the territories of current Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, Yemen, and part of Saudi Arabia. The project will excavate one of the three late antique churches (6th century). Restoration activities (using local materials such as basalt, schist or mud) and training sessions for Eritrean archeologists will contribute to the protection of this heritage site.

Project Details


Location: Eritrea, Eastern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Œuvre d'Orient Project partner(s): Center for Researches on the Eastern Desert Università Cattolicà des Sacro Cuore, Milano Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristina/Città del Vaticano Funder(s): ALIPH Funding received: $169,836 Commencement Date: 01/2020 Project Status: Active
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