Ancient cairns in Qombo'ul.
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An old settlement, it is the site of quite a few ancient ruins, buildings and structures, many of obscure origins. Northern Somalia in general is home to numerous such archaeological sites, with similar edifices found at Haylan, Qa’ableh, Maydh and El Ayo. However, many of these old structures have yet to be properly explored, a process which would help shed further light on local history and facilitate their preservation for posterity.
Ancient cairns and other ruins in Qombo'ul, Sanaag, Somalia:
- Michael Hodd, East African Handbook, (Trade & Travel Publications: 1994), p.640.