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Harar, Africa’s Holiest City?

AFRICANGLOBE - The historic small town Harar was established by Sultan Abu Beker Mohammed in 1520. The hilltop surrounded by Savannah and wall, Harar is located in Eastern Ethiopia. The protective barrier walls enclosing the city were built between 13th and 16 centuries housing exceptional interior design which constitute the most spectacular part of Harar’s unique cultural heritages.

Exploring the Ancient City of Harar

AFRICANGLOBE - The old part of Harar is called jegol, which means the old walled city. The walls around Harar are more than two meters tall, and were built to defend the city from migration as well as attacks from enemy armies. To get into the city you would have to go through one of the six gates, where guards would make sure that nobody would enter illegally.