massawa is also telegraphically connected with the outside world by a cable to Perim via Assab.
A railway connects massawa with Asmara, the capital of the colony.
A second and larger expedition, under Prince Hassan, the son of the khedive, was sent the following year from massawa.
Pearl fishing is carried on at massawa and the Dahlak islands.
They are found as far south as massawa, but as far as we could ascertain those we saw were the most northern ones.
The Italians had been in occupation of massawa since the beginning of 1885, and had occupied some of the adjacent country.
In 1900 the seat of government was transferred from massawa to Asmara, which in its modern form is the creation of the Italians.
In 1856 he endeavoured, unsuccessfully, to establish commercial relations with Abyssinia through massawa.
massawa is the natural port for northern Abyssinia but commerce is undeveloped owing to the lack of rapid means of communication.
The island of massawa has probably been inhabited from a very early date.