Amazing Tank Graveyard in Asmara, Eritrea

Video: Amazing Tank Graveyard in Asmara, Eritrea

 

Video: Amazing Tank Graveyard In Asmara, Eritrea

 

The Eritrean War for Independence from Ethiopia was fought for almost thirty years, before finally (sort of) ending in 1991 with success for Eritrea. As one can probably imagine, in a war of that duration and size, countless tanks, armored personnel carriers, trucks, aircraft and other vehicles were damaged or destroyed during combat. In fact, the remains of many military vehicles can still be seen today scattered across the countryside of Eritrea. However, a large number of vehicles were also dragged to the site seen in this video, which is on the outskirts of Asmara (Eritrea’s capital) and dumped. Heaped upon each other and rusting away, the tank graveyard is absolutely massive.

A handful of caretakers keep an eye on the site to try and deter looters and those trying to make money off of scrap metal. And, because this is Eritrea, one must have a permit to visit, but it is worth it…

 

Amazing Tank Graveyard in Asmara, Eritrea