Sheikh Harti's tomb in Qa’ableh.
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Qa'ableh [Arabic: قعبله] is located near the Haylan historical ruins. An ancient city, it is home to numerous archaeological sites and structures, similar to those found in Qombo'ul and El Ayo, two other old towns in northern Somalia. Most of these historical sites have still yet to be fully explored.
Qa'ableh also notably serves as the seat of the tomb of Harti, the founding father of the Harti confederation of Darod sub-clans. Sheikh Darod's grave is situated nearby in the Hadaaftimo Mountains, and is the scene of frequent pilgrimages.
- Michael Hodd, East African Handbook, (Trade & Travel Publications: 1994), p.640.
- I.M. Lewis, Peoples of the Horn of Africa: Somali, Afar, and Saho, Issue 1, (International African Institute: 1955), p.18-19