Sites & cities that bear the name of Keskese


Today in : Eritrea
First trace of activity : ca. 5th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Recorded names : ግእዝ, ሰበአ

Description : Keskese ge'ez ግእዝ (ከስከሰ) sebea ሰበአ (𐩫𐩪𐩫𐩪) is an archaeological site in Eritrea. It is the seat of an ancient Kingdom of Aksum ruin, and is situated 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Matara. Dating from around 500 BCE, it is renowned for its old stelae. Some of the edifices at the site are inscribed in Ge'ez, and are up to 14 metres in height. Keskese was excavated by Daniel Habtemichael in the early 2000s (decade).

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