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Tiya

Tiya

Tiya is among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo region, south of Addis Ababa. The site contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae covered with symbols, most of which are difficult to decipher. They are the remains of an ancient Ethiopian culture whose age has not yet been precisely determined.

Tiya

Sur quelque 160 sites archéologiques découverts jusqu'à présent dans la région du Soddo, au sud d'Addis-Abeba, celui de Tiya est l'un des plus importants. Il comprend 36 monuments, dont 32 stèles présentant une figuration sculptée faite d'épées et de symboles demeurés énigmatiques. Ces stèles témoignent d'une culture proto-historique d'Éthiopie que l'on n'a pas encore pu dater avec précision.

تيا

يعتبر موقع تيا أهمّ المواقع الأثريّة المئة والستين التي جرى اكتشافها حتّى يومنا هذا في منطقة سودو جنوب أديس أبابا. وفي هذا الموقع 36 تحفةً أثريةًّ ومنها 32 مسلّة تذكاريّة هي منحوتة مصنوعةً من سيوف ورموز غريبة على الفهم. وهذه المسلاّت هي الشهادة على ثقافة إثيوبيا التاريخيّة الأولى والتي لم يُحدد تاريخها بدقّة حتّى يومنا هذا.

source: UNESCO/ERI

蒂亚

在亚的斯亚贝巴南部的索多地区迄今为止发现的大约160处考古遗址中,蒂亚石柱是最重要的一处。这里有36处古迹,其中有32个雕刻石柱,刻着很多符号,但大部分都无法解读。这是埃塞俄比亚古代文化的遗存,其年代至今尚无法准确估算。

source: UNESCO/ERI

Археологические памятники Тийа

Памятники Тийа относятся к самым ценным из примерно 160 обнаруженных к настоящему времени в районе Соддо к югу от Аддис-Абебы. Объект содержит 36 памятников, включая 32 стелы, покрытых резьбой с символами, большую часть которых трудно расшифровать. Они являются остатками древней эфиопской культуры, возраст которой еще точно не установлен.

source: UNESCO/ERI

Tiya

De los 160 sitios arqueológicos descubiertos hasta la fecha en la región de Sodo, al sur de Addis Abeba, el de Tiya es uno de los más importantes. Posee 36 monumentos, entre los que figuran 32 estelas esculpidas con representaciones de espadas y símbolos enigmáticos. Estas estelas son los vestigios de una cultura etíope protohistórica que no se ha podido datar con precisión.

source: UNESCO/ERI

ティヤ

source: NFUAJ

Tiya

Tiya behoort tot de belangrijkste 160 archeologische vindplaatsen uit de megalithische periode die tot nu toe ontdekt zijn in de Soddo regio, ten zuiden van Addis Abeba. Soddo is bijzonder vanwege de honderden ontdekte gebeeldhouwde stèles. De gesneden monolieten variëren in grootte van 1 tot 5 meter en ze bevatten verschillende vormen: figuratief, antropomorf, halfrond of conisch en eenvoudige monolieten. Op de plek van Tiya zijn 32 gebeeldhouwde stèles te vinden, met symbolen, waarvan de meeste moeilijk te ontcijferen zijn. De stèles vormen de overblijfselen van een oude Ethiopische cultuur waarvan de exacte periode nog niet is vastgesteld.

Source: unesco.nl

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Long Description

The stelae from the Soddo region, with their enigmatic configuration, are highly representative of an expression of the Ethiopian megalithic period.

Soddo lies to the south of Addis Ababa, beyond the Aouache river. It is remarkable because of the numerous archaeological sites of the megalithic period, comprising hundreds of sculptured stelae, that have been discovered there. The carved monoliths vary in size from 1 m to 5 m. Their forms fall into several distinct categories: figurative composition; anthropomorphic; hemispherical or conical; simple monoliths. In the northern area are to be found stelae with depictions of swords, associated with enigmatic symbols and schematic human figures.

Among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo region is Tiya, lying 38 km south of the river, which is also one of the most representative. Roughly aligned over an axis of 45 m there is a group of 33 stelae, with another group of three stelae a short distance from them. Of the 36 stelae at Tiya, 32 are sculpted with vaguely representational configurations (including the sword designs), which are for the most part difficult to decipher. One depicts the outline of a human figure in low relief.

They are the remains of an ancient Ethiopian culture the age of which has not yet been precisely determined. However, they have been interpreted as having a funerary significance, as there are tombs scattered around the stelae.

Source: UNESCO/CLT/WHC