Eritrea: Education, History, Language, & Culture


  • Aksum: an African civilisation of late antiquity. By Stuart Munro-Hay. (1991)---Excerpts -- Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 1991. Plain text of original book in PDF format---without bibliographical references -- via Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Church, Washington, DC.
  • Aksum (1st to 7th century A.D.) Metropolitan Museum of Art -- African Art Timeline (New York)
    A very brief summary of ancient Ethiopian architectural and religious art history, with a few images and maps; based on the Met's permanent art collections.
  • Asmara: Architettura e pianificazione urbana nei fondi dell'IsLAO. -- Rome, Italy: Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente, 2010.
    The digital version of an edited volume --in Italian-- on the study of the legacy of Italian colonial architecture and urban planning in Eritrea's capital city, Asmara; with an interactive map and a very large collection of digitized photographs.
  • Asmara and Eritrea, 2003 (Hans van der Splinter & Mebrat Tzehaie, The Netherlands)
    An extensive collection of photographs and a few explanatory texts on various aspects of the city of Asmara, its people, and its culture; and about the country of Eritrea as a whole.
  • Eritrean Print and Oral Culture (Lwam Ghebrehariat & Joyce Tam, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)
    A digital archive of book covers and selected excerpts from publications in the field of the Eritrean literature, culture, and history, with some online folktales in English and Tigrinya, as well as sound recordings of tales and proverbs.
  • Ge'ez Script (Ethiopic) -and- Tigrinya Omniglot: a guide to written language. (Simon Ager, USA)
    A very brief introduction to the script or fidel used in Ethiopia and Eritrea--especially for Ge'ez, Amharic, and Tigrinya; with a syllabary and related links.
  • International Bureau of Education on Eritrea (UNESCO, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • The Kebra Negast: The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek (I)...translated by E.A. Wallis Budge (1932). Internet Sacred Text Archive. (Christopher M. Weimer, September 2002)