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Sakoro- Sodo site is located in Gedeb Woreda in Halo Hartume Kebele some 3.3 km to the north of the town of Gedeb and some 300 meters from the main international road at a village called Sakaro- Sodo. The geographical location of the site is 05056‘55.1‘‘North of latitude and 038015‘17.8‘‘East of longitude and at an elevation of 2367 meter above sea level. The site covers 6 hectare. This site has core area of 5222m with 58m length and 9m width. Sakaro -Sodo stelae contain an alignment of 37 stelae, 30 of which are standing, and 7 are lying on the ground. The height of standing stelae varies from 1.30 m to 3.5 m. The circumference of the largest stelae is 2.5m. All of the stelae in Sakaro -Sodo are found in their original position. Except little anthropomorphic type of stelae, the stelae in Sakaro- Sodo megalithic site are mostly of phallic style with different types of decorations. Someone can observe that the common enigmatic decorations include three vertically engraved snakes, concentric circular rings at the top of the stelae and also series of dots. Some stelae in Sakaro- Sodo have decorations of circular grooves and series of punctuations. One can easily observe the hammer stone and metal tools mark on the stelae. This shows that the stelae in Sakaro-Sodo have been worked and shaped using metal tools and hammer stones. The decorated engraving of snakes is common in the world as it is often linked to rebirth and fecundity indicated by the phallic aspect of life (Habtamu and Abebe, 2012:27-28). All of these stelae are found encircling a big indigenous Dokema tree. At one time a ritual practice called Ya'aa used to take place at Sakaro -Sodo site.
Sakaro -Sodo Megalithic Site