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Art Deco Buildings Make Asmara, Eritrea, a Unesco Heritage Site

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Art Deco Buildings Make Asmara, Eritrea, a Unesco Heritage Site


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Art Deco Buildings Make Asmara, Eritrea, a Unesco Heritage Site
Photo LONDON — The capital of Eritrea, a country with a repressive government that many of its citizens have fled as refugees, has been designated a World Heritage site by Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization. The capital, Asmara, is sometimes called “Africa’s Miami” because of its many Art Deco buildings. The city flourished when Eritrea was an Italian colony, from 1889 until World War II, and it became a paradise for Italian architects, who could try out their boldest ideas there, away from Europe’s conservative cultural norms   Read More ...
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