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ECSS-Online.com: A Glimpse into the Cultural Heritage of the Nakfa Trenches

Posted by: Berhane Habtemariam

Date: Wednesday, 04 April 2018

By Yohannes Gebreyesus |

April 4, 2018

Nakfa is a famous historical town of Eritrean Liberation Struggle. It is endowed with immense history and the relics of the 30 years armed struggle. Topographically, the town lies on flat- landscape and hills covered with cactus, grass, and some other thorny shrubs and enjoys a mild climate comfortable for habitation, farming and herding. According to some elders the name Nakfa is derived from the Tigre word Naqf, which literally means ‘high’.

The historic town is composed of underground trenches and canals which are situated in the landscape bordered by Apolo and Tsebayt chain of mountains in the north, Mount Denden in the south, the Hedai low-flat land in the east, and Embalko and Tsabra in the west.....................

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