Suakin

Suakin

Suakin or Sawakin is a port city in north-eastern Sudan, on the west coast of the Red Sea. It was likely Ptolemy's Port of Good Hope which is similarly described as lying on a circular island at the end of a long inlet.

Site Information

Country: Sudan

District: Red Sea State

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ptolemaic

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine+ Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Suakin

Date of Submission: 1994

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