ERITREA REPORT - ERITREA REPORT By Karna Upadhyay Eritrea...

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ERITREA REPORT By Karna Upadhyay Eritrea is a small African country located on the horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, and the Red Sea. The country is roughly the size of Pennsylvania and has the capital of Asmara. The area in which Eritrea is found is also known as the “Land of Gold”. It earned this name around 3000 B.C because being located right on the red sea, it had a heavy import/export trade of very precious commodities such as gold, frankincense, and, unfortunately, even people. The first settlement in Eritrea is thought to have been formed by pygmy tribes from central Africa, who realized the value of living in the fertile land. Its location near the red sea not only made it a center place for trade, but also immensely affected its culture. Because of it’s location, Christianity and Islam were introduced, as well as, all the differing cultures brought through traders and entrepreneurs. Its location also made it a target for invaders and is the reason that in the 1500’s
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2009 for the course ENGLISH 0058 taught by Professor Upadhyay during the Spring '09 term at Maharishi.

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