Source: Mondiaal Nieuws

© Meghana Kuppa
The ancient Ge’ez script, which is kept at the archaeological site in Yeha. The site is said to have been recently looted by Eritrean soldiers. © Meghana Kuppa

Bombs recently opened a hole in one of the oldest mosques in the world. It is located in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, where a terrible war has been going on for more than two months. There are testimonies about possible war crimes, but also about the destruction and theft of important world heritage.

On Tuesday December 15, soldiers approached Maryam Tsion Church in Aksum, Tigray’s cultural capital. They were Ethiopian federal troops and Amharic militias. The church was packed. There were possibly a thousand people in and around the building.