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  Massawa - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
MASSAWA, or Massowah, a fortified town on the African coast of the Red Sea, chief port of the Italian colony of Eritrea, in 15° 36' N. and 39° 28' E. Pop.
The town stands at the north end of the bay of Massawa and is built partly on a coral island of the same name - where was the original settlement - and partly on the islets of Tautlub and Sheik Said, and the neighbouring mainland.
Massawa is the natural port for northern Abyssinia but commerce is undeveloped owing to the lack of rapid means of communication.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Massawa   (586 words)

 Massawa - Eritrea
Massawa was once the largest and safest port on the east coast of Africa but suffered terrible damage during the war.
Massawa used to be the headquarters of the Ethiopian navy.
Massawa is the departure point for trips to the Dahlak islands and diving expeditions.
home.planet.nl /~hans.mebrat/eritrea-massawa.htm   (513 words)

 Amelia Earhart Flight -- Massawa
Massawa is one of the hottest cities in the world.
Massawa, in Eritrea, was the last stopping point in Africa, the third continent of the round the world flight.
From Massawa, near the shores of the Red Sea, the Electra was headed for Karachi, India, a jump as far as the Atlantic.
www.lib.purdue.edu /spcol/aearhart/map/massawa.html   (264 words)

 Massawa - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In 1885, Massawa was taken by Italy, and from 1889 to 1900 it was the capital of the Italian colony of Eritrea.
Massawa's port was especially important for receiving arms shipments and the city was heavily damaged during the 30-year war of independence.
The steam giants roll again: after seven years of 'self-help' renovation work, the first phase of the Eritrean Railway Project, a 117km stretch of the line between Massawa and Asmara, is operational.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-massawa.html   (338 words)

 Massawa - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Massawa, also known as Mits’iwa, city in northeastern Eritrea.
Dahlak Archipelago, group of three islands and many rocky islets, eastern Eritrea, in the Red Sea, off the Bay of Mits’iwa (Massawa).
Asmara, also known as Āsmera, capital and largest city of Eritrea, located on a plateau near the Red Sea port of Massawa (Mits’iwa).
ca.encarta.msn.com /Massawa.html   (90 words)

 Massawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Massawa is first mentioned in the Royal Chronicle of Emperor Yeshaq, when the Emperor's deputy stationed there revolted.
Originally a part of the Midre Bahri, under the rule of its powerful King the Bahr negus, Massawa was captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1557, who made it the capital of Habesh, a province intended to cover all of Ethiopia.
Following the end of the war, the port of Massawa suffered further damaged as the occupying British either dismantled or destroyed much of the facilities, actions that Sylvia Pankhurst protested in her book Eritrea on the Eve.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Massawa   (649 words)

 Massawa, Eritrea, Pictures
Massawa, also known as Mits'iwa, city in northeastern Eritrea, a seaport on the Red Sea, near Asmara (Asmera).
For many centuries Massawa was a dominion of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), and between the 16th and 18th centuries it was an Ottoman Turkish possession.
Massawa was occupied (1885) by Italian troops and became part of Eritrea, of which it was the capital for several years.
www.greatestcities.com /Africa/Eritrea/Massawa_Mits_iwa_city.html   (211 words)

With advance notice, Massawa will present the classic coffee ceremony, involving roasting green coffee beans, burning incense and a multi-step pouring technique, for $25 for seven people.
Massawa's space, which most recently had been Mid-East Feast, needs some warming-up, both in temperature (customers are always wearing their coats) and in the sweet but austere decor.
The tables, charmingly covered with white linens and topped with glass, are spaced blessedly far apart, but that adds to the sense that you're at a firehall wedding and someone's going to come in any minute now and push the tables against the wall for dancing.
eri24.com /news2412.htm   (680 words)

 Eritrea: Pride, anger, and memories of war for port Massawa
MASSAWA, Eritrea, Feb 17 - Mohamed Idris and Ibrahim Mohamed wheel through the humid backstreets of Eritrea's Red Sea port town of Massawa, past buildings still scarred by the shooting and shelling of battle.
Massawa endured two key battles during the independence war which began in the 1960s when Eritrea was annexed by Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa's top military power and famine house.
In the Massawa district of Ammetere, where a barefoot girl chases a chicken past huts of wood and rusty metal, two men pull water from a well while a skinny donkey drinks.
www.eritreadaily.net /News0206/article0206165.htm   (746 words)

 Last Trip to Massawa - Ethiopia: Travels of a Youth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It was a supply depot, one end of an aerial tramway that carried tons of material the 47 miles (75 km) from Massawa to Asmara between 1935 to 1941.
Massawa city offices are on the far left on Talud Island.
Massawa was more lively than I had seen it in a long time.
www.worksandwords.com /etravels/massawaz.htm   (3987 words)

 Massawa's Cultural Heritage: Through The Prism of PFDJ
Massawa’s island status (the causeway was built by the Egyptians only in the last quarter of the nineteenth century) protected it from the incessant political and military upheavals of the interior, although Hirgigo, which served as the island's outpost on the mainland, was frequently subjected to attacks by various marauding armies.
Unable to withstand the assault by the Axumite emperors and the Portugese, the coastal area rulers of Massawa, Zeilae, Suakin and Dahlak appealed to the Ottoman rulers in Yemen for protection.
The case of Massawa’s heritage is not the only case of the government’s double standards and insensitivity when dealing with delicate issues that are of great importance to Eritreans.
www.awate.com /artman/publish/article_1570.shtml   (3248 words)

 Massawa Eritrea - October 23rd 2003
It is not the best, but it is good, has a terrace that overlooks a bay (resulting in a cool breeze) and from the roof of the hotel you have an excellent view over the port.
And last but not least, it is strategically centered between the old city and the mainland on the edge of the middle island of Massawa, Tualet.
I will spend three days in Massawa, so there is time enough to chat with the women (but be careful, the port district also is the base of many prostitutes in Massawa).
www.asmera.nl /eritrea2003/eritrea-2003-1023.htm   (463 words)

From the front porch, dining room of the Primevera Pensione, view back towards mainland White building is 'The Palace', government district headquarters for the district Beyond lies a vast coastal flatland with almost no vegetation.
Mound of salt in front of its processing plant, Massawa's prime export; nearby flats covered with salt pools.
Massawa Annual Gran Prix, 'Il Gran Concorso' non-contact racing, two new Fiat l100's 'Millicentri' competing fiercely, Massawa fire department in foreground.
users.mo-net.com /nixit/MASSAWA.html   (576 words)

 Eritrea In Picture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Massawa was an important centre in ancient times and remains, to this day, the largest natural deep-water port on the Red Sea.
The city limits claim two islands, Massawa and Taulud (the administrative centre), plus a bit of the mainland which is largely residential.
Massawa Island in particular is a great place to explore on foot, with its labyrinthine streets and its hodge-podge of interesting houses, hotels, squares and religious buildings.
www.erey.50megs.com /massawa1.html   (291 words)

 Massawa Eritrea (5)
Massawa frame (opposite to the war memorial with the tanks).
"In Memory of the heroes who fell in the 1990 Operation Fenkel, in the 1977 battles and all other operations for the liberation of Massawa, and as a tribute to their commitment and valor, the people and the state of Eritrea dedicate this memorial.
Massawa celebrates these heroes who gave their lives to give it the light of freedom with its head held high, full of hope and confidence, in diligence and determination.
home.planet.nl /~hans.mebrat/eritrea-massawa5.htm   (335 words)

 Beilul.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The liberation of Massawa is said to be one of the greatest military achievements in history in its speed and results.
The goal of operation Fenkil was to totally demolish and drive out the Ethiopian occupation army from Eritrea which at the time was supported by one of the superpower's warships and fighter planes.
In December 1977 the EPLF launched the attack on Massawa port and liberated 75% of Massawa.
www.beilul.com /Fenkil   (208 words)

Massawa is a great town,very interesting.The houses are beautiful,the people very cool...
Massawa is a port,so you won't have any problem to find a bar to drink or a restaurant to eat something for a good price.
Les rues de Massawa sont très vivantes: les enfants jouent,les vieux discutent,les femmes préparent les repas.
site.voila.fr /eritrea/page4.html   (273 words)

 Massawa - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Massawa es mencionada por primera vez en la Crónica Real del emperador etíope Yeshaq, con motivo de la revuelta del gobernador imperial de la zona.
Massawa cayó bajo el poder del Imperio Otomano en 1557, el cual la usó como base en su intento de conquistar la provincia etíope de Tigray.
Massawa cuenta con una base naval, grandes muelles de carga, un aeropuerto y una línea férrea que la une con Asmara.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Massawa   (680 words)

 Noonsite: Massawa Well Worth A Visit
There are currently only two working lights in The South Massawa channel, though this is not a problem as it is generally very wide until Shuma Island.
Entering Massawa at night (this is getting to be a bad habit!) was straightforward, with clearly visible Red and Green marker lights on the breakwater.
The Port of Massawa is a commercial operation and as usual dusty and dirty.
www.noonsite.com /Members/doina/R2002-12-31-2   (522 words)

 MASSAWA, or MASSOWAII - Online Information article about MASSAWA, or MASSOWAII
Massawa and is built partly on a See also:
Massawa Island is from 20 to 25 ft. above the sea, its length does not exceed a m.
Massawa is the natural port for See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /MAR_MEC/MASSAWA_or_MASSOWAII.html   (1627 words)

 Massawa - Ghinda - Asmara, May 18th 2003
I tell her I have an appointment and take a taxi to the Massawa Housing Complex.
The center of Asmara is beautifully illuminated, indicating the celebrations are about to begin.
Apartments of the new build Massawa Housing Complex.
www.asmera.nl /eritrea2003/eritrea-2003-18.htm   (484 words)

 SudanTribune article : US Navy ship docks at Eritrea’s Massawa port   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
MASSAWA, Eritrea, Feb 19, 2005 (ERINA) — The American naval ship, USS Juneau, docked at the port of Massawa on 17 February.
After briefings given by the ship’s commanders about the ship and its activities, strengthening of bilateral relations of the two countries’ naval force and the fight against terrorism were discussed.
About 30 crew members of the US naval ship on a tour of Massawa were impressed with the development activities under way in Massawa and its environs.
www.sudantribune.com /imprimable.php3?id_article=8139   (299 words)

 Edward Ellsberg - Massawa Letters
This dock (larger than the one we are operating) was sunk by the Italians by exploding TNT bombs in the hull and blowing seven huge holes in the bottom sections, through which gashes you could drive a 5 ton truck.
The British had made a diving examination of this dock a year ago when they occupied Massawa, and had officially gone on record as saying the dock was beyond salvage.
From its location, this Massawa Naval Base can be an important factor in our own naval strategy in the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific, as well as being all important as a main base for the British Mediterranean Fleet.
www.edwardellsberg.com /massawa_letters.htm   (20955 words)

 Jim Hatfield - Eritrea WWII
British occupation was not too visible in and around Massawa at that time… it was more concentrated up on the mesa where most of the Italian population had settled.
One of the administrative responsibilities of the occupying British was to control the surrendered segments of the Italian Army that had surrendered in Eritrea.
The last time I saw Massawa there was no activity as yet on the raising of any of the ships that Mussolini had scuttled.
www.asa-retiree.com /JimHatfield.htm   (4132 words)

 My Baobab - Friends of Eritrea
MASSAWA is one of two ports in Eritrea and is built on two Islands linked to each other and on to the mainland by Bridges.
Year after year Massawa is growing as a city and with it, its strategic importance in both the commercial and tourist fields.
State and civilian buildings are being erected and the Port of Massawa is under modernisation and no less of course is the construction of Massawa's International Airport which is already partially active.
www.mybaobab.com /Eritrea_Article.aspx?art=1   (363 words)

Call Massawa Port Control before entering the port and they will direct you to either come along side the seawall to check in or proceed to the anchorage and then check in by dingy.
You may also be able to tie up along the seawall at the port, if there is space.
It is up in the mountains about a 3-4 hour trip from Massawa and is a wonderfully cosmopolitan, Italian-looking town.
www.longpassages.org /massawa1.htm   (814 words)

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