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Africa - Reviving Asmara
Sunday 19 June 2005 21:30-22:15 (Radio 3)
In the 1930s, Mussolini's imperial plans for Africa led to a massive rebuilding project in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea. Money was no object - and talented young Italian architects transformed the place beyond recognition, in a Modernist style. Sited on a high plateau above the clouds, Asmara became as full of treasures as El Dorado.
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