Cruise Boat In Massawa, Eritrea

Massawa, also known as Mitsiwa is a port city on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea, important for many centuries, it has been colonised by Egypt, the turkish Ottoman Empire, Italy, Britain and was finally part of Ethiopia until the independence of Eritrea in 1991 after a long war, the old town is still full of old houses, but many are in bad shape, as heavy fights took place between eritrean and ethiopian armies; Massawa is the place to reach the Dalhak archipelago


© Eric Lafforgue

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Taken on May 25, 2005