Suakin : On Reviving an Ancient Red Sea Port City

  title={Suakin : On Reviving an Ancient Red Sea Port City},
  author={Abdel Rahim Salim},
  • Abdel Rahim Salim
  • Published 2010
The island town of Suakin served as a gateway for trade and culture on the East African coast of the Red Sea fo r centuries. After a new harbor, Port Sudan, was built nearby in 1905-1909, the town was largely abandoned. Since that time attempts to save its architectural relics have alternated with periods during which people have become resigned to the fact these treasures would be left to deteriorate. Over the years a lack of funds and legal obstacles have largely prevented the implementation… CONTINUE READING