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Suakin (Sudan)

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On the road toward Suakin

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On the road toward Suakin

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On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert

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On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert

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On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert

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On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert between Port Sudan and Suakin

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On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert between Port Sudan and Suakin

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On the road toward Suakin

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On the road toward Suakin

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Suakin. Bombards at the entrance door of the coral town

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Suakin. Bombards at the entrance door of the coral town

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Suakin. Inside the city walls

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Suakin. Inside the city walls

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Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings

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Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings

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Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings

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Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings

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The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea

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The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea

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Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings

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Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings

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The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea

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The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea

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The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea

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The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea

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Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings

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Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings

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Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings

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Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings

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The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea

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The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea

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Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city

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Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city

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Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city

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Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city

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Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city

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Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city

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Little remains of the splendid Governor's Palace

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Little remains of the splendid Governor's Palace

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Little remains of the splendid Governor's Palace

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Little remains of the splendid Governor's Palace

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Bombards to defend the Governor's Palace

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Bombards to defend the Governor's Palace

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Bombards to defend the Governor's Palace

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Bombards to defend the Governor's Palace

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Bombards and cannons to defend the Governor's Palace

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Bombards and cannons to defend the Governor's Palace

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The main door of the Governor's Palace

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The main door of the Governor's Palace

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Ancient lamps once illuminated the facade of the Governor's Palace

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Ancient lamps once illuminated the facade of the Governor's Palace

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Wooden lion on the door of the Governor's Palace

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Wooden lion on the door of the Governor's Palace

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The caravaserai that housed the horses of the garrison and the camels of passing merchants

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The caravaserai that housed the horses of the garrison and the camels of passing merchants

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Inside the walls, the main road of the coral city begins to rebuild

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Inside the walls, the main road of the coral city begins to rebuild

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Inside the walls, the main road of the coral city begins to rebuild

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Inside the walls, the main road of the coral city begins to rebuild

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Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques

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Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques

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The ancient minaret as it was a few decades ago

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The ancient minaret as it was a few decades ago

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The ancient minaret as it is today

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The ancient minaret as it is today

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Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques

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Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques

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Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques

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Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques

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Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city

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Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city

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Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city

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Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city

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Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques

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Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques

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Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past

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Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past

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Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past

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Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past

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Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past

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Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past

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The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city

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The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city

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The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city

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The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city

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The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city. Dates

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The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city. Dates

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The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city. Shells

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The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city. Shells

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The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city

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The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city

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Waiting to repair the bike outside the mechanical workshop

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Waiting to repair the bike outside the mechanical workshop

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Waiting to repair the bike outside the mechanical workshop

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Waiting to repair the bike outside the mechanical workshop

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Where is Suakin

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Where is Suakin

On the road toward Suakin
On the road toward Suakin
On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert
On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert
On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert
On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert
On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert between Port Sudan and Suakin
On the road toward Suakin. Villages in the desert between Port Sudan and Suakin
On the road toward Suakin
On the road toward Suakin
Suakin. Bombards at the entrance door of the coral town
Suakin. Bombards at the entrance door of the coral town
Suakin. Inside the city walls
Suakin. Inside the city walls
Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings
Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings
Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings
Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings
The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea
The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea
Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings
Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings
The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea
The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea
The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea
The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea
Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings
Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings
Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings
Suakin. Inside the city walls. Ruins of English colonial buildings
The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea
The whole city was built with coral blocks extracted from the sea
Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city
Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city
Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city
Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city
Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city
Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city
Little remains of the splendid Governor's Palace
Little remains of the splendid Governor's Palace
Little remains of the splendid Governor's Palace
Little remains of the splendid Governor's Palace
Bombards to defend the Governor's Palace
Bombards to defend the Governor's Palace
Bombards to defend the Governor's Palace
Bombards to defend the Governor's Palace
Bombards and cannons to defend the Governor's Palace
Bombards and cannons to defend the Governor's Palace
The main door of the Governor's Palace
The main door of the Governor's Palace
Ancient lamps once illuminated the facade of the Governor's Palace
Ancient lamps once illuminated the facade of the Governor's Palace
Wooden lion on the door of the Governor's Palace
Wooden lion on the door of the Governor's Palace
The caravaserai that housed the horses of the garrison and the camels of passing merchants
The caravaserai that housed the horses of the garrison and the camels of passing merchants
Inside the walls, the main road of the coral city begins to rebuild
Inside the walls, the main road of the coral city begins to rebuild
Inside the walls, the main road of the coral city begins to rebuild
Inside the walls, the main road of the coral city begins to rebuild
Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques
Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques
The ancient minaret as it was a few decades ago
The ancient minaret as it was a few decades ago
The ancient minaret as it is today
The ancient minaret as it is today
Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques
Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques
Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques
Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques
Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city
Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city
Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city
Destroyed by earthquakes and wars, there are only blocks of coral and some memories of the ancient city
Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques
Inside the walls you start to rebuild starting from the mosques
Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past
Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past
Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past
Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past
Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past
Once it was the most important port in Sudan, today there are only coral blocks left to witness the glories of the past
The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city
The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city
The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city
The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city
The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city. Dates
The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city. Dates
The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city. Shells
The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city. Shells
The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city
The New Suakin market outside the ancient walls of the coral city
Waiting to repair the bike outside the mechanical workshop
Waiting to repair the bike outside the mechanical workshop
Waiting to repair the bike outside the mechanical workshop
Waiting to repair the bike outside the mechanical workshop
Where is Suakin
Where is Suakin

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By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 132

Suakin on Google Maps.
At the end of the nineteenth century Suakin was a flourishing commercial port in the hands of the English colonialists. The city remained a thriving commercial center until the early 1900s when it was finally abandoned in 1922 due to new trade routes toward Africa continent. Over the years due to earthquakes, tribal wars and predations the town was completely destroyed. The city was built on an island in the middle of a protected bay with only one access to the sea, a strategic position against the assaults of pirate ships and enemy armies. The city was built using coral blocks extracted from the sea of the bay. Even today the coral structures in the walls of the houses are clearly visible. There are projects of reconstruction of the ancient city begun with the renovation of the ancient mosques and the caravanserai. An interesting destination to visit during a journey  for divers in the Sudanese Red Sea.
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