Ethopian Highlands, Kenya And Somalia • Earth.com

Last update: May 28th, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Ethopian Highlands, Kenya And Somalia. On March 13, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite flew over the Horn of Africa and captured a true-color image of the arid landscape.

Most of the image is colored in reds and tans which are the colors of dry country with little vegetation. The rugged Ethiopian Highlands, seen in the north and west, are marked by deep valleys and steep mountains. The Highlands are also washed with the green of vegetation. Small clouds have popped up on the western side of the mountains, near Lake Shala. Ethopian Highlands, Kenya And Somalia

East of the Ethiopian Highlands escarpment, the semi-desert lowlands continue into the Federal Republic of Somalia, which lies along the Indian Ocean. In the far south the land belongs to Kenya.

Some of the oldest skeletal evidence for anatomically modern humans has been found in Ethiopia. It is widely considered as the region from which modern humans first set out for the Middle East and places beyond. According to linguists, the first Afroasiatic-speaking populations settled in the Horn region during the ensuing Neolithic era.Tracing its roots to the 2nd millennium BCE, Ethiopia’s governmental system was a monarchy for most of its history. Oral literature tells that the monarchy was founded by the Solomonic dynasty of the Queen of Sheba,

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