Somaliland sun- In a survey that maps the Religion, Art, Script, Time, Urbanism, Trade and Empire heritage, the social complexity and cultural diversity of this region as a cultural crossroads for millennia is brought forth especially as pertains to, being strategically located on the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
The results of the archeological Mappimg survey conducted by Sada Mire and several of Somaliland’s Department of Archaeology staff, including Mohamed Ali Abdi, a Departmental survey officer, indicate that though over 100 new and previously unpublished ancient art and historic sites were discovered many more remain
“ The region had vast Cushitic, pre-Christian and pre-Islamic Empires that at times formed part of the Himyarite and Sabaean cultures of Southern Arabia, the Aksumite Empire and early Islamic Empires of the Horn of Africa. The coastal populations were active seafarers according to Greek records as well as archaeological remains, linking to the Phoenician and Graeco-Roman worlds. They also formed part of an early global economy including the Silk Road. Islamic Empires of the Horn of Africa show an enormous wealth of long-distance trade—including material from Tang Dynasty to Ming Dynasty China—and the magnitude of some of their capitals such as the ruined town and burials of Aw-Barkhadle”