Tiya World Heritage Site, Tiya

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World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Inspect the inscriptions on the dozens of stone pillars at Tiya World Heritage Site, a World Heritage-listed burial site. The pillars bear various symbols, like swords and human figures, giving suggestive insight into the lives of people that used to inhabit this area. The practice of making such stellae dates back to before the Common Era, but this site probably originated somewhere between the 10th and 15th century CE. Walk around the grounds and take a closer look at the mysterious inscriptions which, without a doubt, hide a bigger meaning. Using our custom trip planner, Tiya attractions like Tiya World Heritage Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We like to learn about history. The area is small but filled with over 40 stelea and they ate still excavating. We really wanted to support this work of the community (who maintains it) with the...  more »
  • Stelea with figures on them. one of the world heritage sites of Ethiopia. So close to addis ababa. Great landscape  more »

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