|Keskese lies in a small valley about 400km from the main road, 128km
south of Asmera. This huge, unexcavated site is considered exeptional
for its pre-Christian and pre-Islamic remains, which include the ancient
tomb of a local prince or lord.
Lying among the barley fields like elongated, upturned boats are various huge monoliths, including one measuring a giant 14m long. Some stelae bear ancient inscription in Ge´ez; from their style, it is believed that they are at least 2500 years old. Elephants are offered as the most likely expalnation for the way the immense stones were transported, though this, like everything else here, is shrouded in mystery.