Video: Eritrea’s Capital Asmara Seeks UNESCO Heritage Recognition

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Little Rome: Eritrea's capital Asmara seeks UNESCO heritage recognition

*In an often forgotten corner of the Horn of Africa, Eritrea's capital boasts one of the world’s finest collections of early 20th century architecture and the authorities want it declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.*

When Italy's colonial experiment in Eritrea ended in 1941, it left behind an array of Rationalist, Futurist, Art Deco and other Modernist styles in Asmara, a city whose historic art has changed little since the Italians lived and worked there.

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