We discovered an ancient town!

The JHU Spatial Observation Lab for Archaeological Research (SOLAR) is pleased to announce the first publication on our discovery of the ancient town of Beta Samati.

News coverage is available here…

Archeologists unearth lost town from little-known ancient East African empire – CNN

Ancient buried town in Ethiopia uncovered – BBC Radio

Lost Ethiopian town comes from an ancient empire that rivalled Rome – New Scientist 

Buried Christian (and Pagan) Basilica Discovered in Ethiopia’s ‘Lost Kingdom’ of Aksum – Live Science

Lost Aksumite Town Reveals Secrets of Enigmatic Kingdom – Ancient Origins

Church Unearthed in Ethiopia Rewrites the History of Christianity in Africa – Smithsonian Magazine