Archaeological Sites in East Africa
Most of these archaeological sites are wholly a true representation of the past events which occurred before we came into existence but with the discovery of many of the artefacts that can be studied, we can be able to know what happened in the past million years ago, the mysteries in history of mankind are presently drawn closer to us whenever we read about or visit these destinations. These sites can be visited in company Jewel Safaris Limited-the most remarkably ranked tour operator in the region. There are many of these archaeological sites in the East African region as well as the extensive African continent. The few are described below.
Nyero rock paintings.
These rock paintings found in the eastern part of Uganda in the district of Kumi are one of the remarkable archaeological sites that explain the transition of inhabitants of this particular place and there way of life in regard to the writings and drawings on the rocks that are still existent to-date.
Nyero Rock Paintings is made up of three rocks that have drawings on them, left behind by the early occupants of these area. The drawings left behind are believed to portray a message that was to be passed on to whoever lived there for instance, there is a crocodile structure that to them was a greatest threat to their lives and cattle hence passed the message in drawing on their greatest enemy. Also the round sun-like painting symbolizes the sun that they worshiped as their god and so many other sketched structures like ladders. Your visit to Nyero Rock Paintings will see you connect the past, present and the future because it’s always what you learn about the past that guides or determines your next step as widely said. The site can be reached by road. Other attractions around it include exploring the culture and traditions of the Itesots that will see you dancing to the Akogo tune.
Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
For the richness of history and mankind who lived and were discovered here, Olduvai Gorge in Tanzanian is one of the key vitally conserved archaeological sites on planet earth and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. This is owing to the fact that it showcases the progress of human evolution. The fossils found here date back to as far as 1.9 million years ago and include evidence of man as a scavenger, hunter and social being. Various types of tools have been discovered as well. Travellers interested in discovering and connecting to what happened in the past can visit this site. We can have your trip arranged to Tanzania where you will also be able to visit the adjacent Ngorongoro crater, join the wildebeest’s migration and several other beautiful attractions including the climb to Kibo peak on mountain Kilimanjaro. A visit to Olduvai Gorge alone will be an injustice to travellers who seeks to satisfy the exploration urge hence add visiting other destinations in Tanzanian to get a full experience. Your African Safari with Jewel Safaris limited is sorted once you contact us for arrangements.
With different philosophies highlighting on the man’s transition into the current existence, there is a lot to see and verify at Laetoli which is located about 45 kilometres south of the famous Olduvai Gorge and it is where one archaeologist known as Mary Leakey and her team in 1976 bumped and discovered footprints of a hominid in the Tanzanian area of Laetoli. These hominid footprints are preserved in the volcanic ash and they seemingly reveal that early man walked in an upright manner. Still at Laetoli, other footprints discovered included those of animals like hyenas, rhinos, birds, baboons and even gazelles. Archaeologists were astounded by the discovery in Laetoli which proved that early man walked upright approximately 3.6 million years ago.
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Gedi Ruins, Kenya
“Everything has an expiry date” as said by many but it is a different tale with Gedi city which dominated in the Kenyan coast for a couple of years between the 13th and 17th centuries yet still relevant to-date with what every enthusiastic traveller is seeking for. Gedi city became a jewel of Kenya in the 1940s after the archaeologists excavated the site and exposed or uncovered very interesting artefacts presumed to have originated from overseas in countries like Venice, China, India and Spain. Gedi city also has a lot of impressive buildings like; a palace, a large mosque and exquisite stone houses. There are several key rationales to blend up your visits to Kenya. But as far as the exploration of adventurous places is concerned, Kenya is magically ready to make it to your satisfaction.
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Koobi Fora, Kenya
There is richness in historical and archaeological sites in Kenya and Koobi Fora is another of them. Koobi Fora is a region around Koobi Fora Ridge and is renowned for sandstone and silt-stones containing a lot of well-preserved hominins and terrestrial mammals that are assumed to be as old as 4.2 million years. The word Koobi in the Gabbra language means a place of commiphora and the source of myrrh. Some of the hominins discovered at Koobi Fora in Kenya include: Australopithecus anamensis, Australopithecus boisei, Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis and Homo ergaster. Not only are hominins found here but also some stone tools. For any inquiries or supplement, kindly contact Jewel Safaris through email@example.com and we shall promptly respond to you.