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Tiya Archeological Site  


tiya3Tiya is found in the Soddo area in South Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State of Ethiopia.  According to an article by UNESCO, the site contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae covered with symbols, "They are believed to be marks of the large prehistoric burial complex."   Most of which are difficult to decipher. They are the remains of an ancient Ethiopian culture whose age has not yet been precisely determined.

This archeological site joined World Heritage Sites list in 1980.tiya5