Yes basically Sada Mire found christian like burials,stones with crosses etc. Even 19 th century european explorers found cairns with cross like shapes. When they asked to the local somalis they said those crosses were made by "Gaalo". It seems somalis in somaliland were either christian or influenced by abyssinian christianity, when they adopted islam they forgot their pre-islamic heritage but some things still remain. Sada Mire suggests that those who still practice this tattoo thing aren't really aware of the origin of the practice and they are infact devout muslimsI think this is insane and fascinating. Is Mire claiming that our ancient Christian history (if true) influenced us to such an extent that some Muslim Somalis were tattooing crosses on their foreheads?
Its shame that we were just an oral society and not one that wrote. Once archeological findings become more advanced, we will find out very interesting and strange things about our history. We are very much in the dark. Also, sometimes I feel that our parents and grandparents generation are not that much interested in the past. Sometimes my mother would confirm certain things I've read about the past which I would think is crazy. She would even tell me of an old relative who did such and such and I would look at her and think, how come you never bothered to tell us?