March 13, 2021

Stone architecture in Eritrea

Mud bricks, stone and wood are the oldest and basic building materials known to man. Mud bricks and wood have been mostly used for basic buildings such as residential houses or stables while stone have been used to erect important and impressive buildings like temples, which were meant to serve for extremely long time and endure for centuries. Men regarded stones as everlasting because the phenomenon of enhanced weathering due to environmental pollution did not exist in former times.

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