Translation: Asmara - Tukul (mud huts) in the indigenous village
C.A.O. - Massaua (Italian for Massawa)
This unused postcard is from 1936. The photographer is: Cesare Capello-Milano
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Originally, according to Eritrean Tigrinya oral traditional history, there were four clans living in the Asmara area in Africa. These towns were frequently attacked by clans from the low land, until the women of each clan decided that to defeat their common enemy and preserve peace the four clans must unite. The men accepted, hence the name 'Asmara' which means "they [feminine, thus referring to the women] made them unite".