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Discussion About : # Munzinger lands in Massawa as a merchant

1853 | After reporting to his company, Munzinger surveyed many places before reaching Massawa. During this time, (according to Historians ) the Mecca pilgrims near the Red sea saw, Munzinger and thought he was Jesus Christ. Almost getting in trouble. He Also noticed, Turkish ships filled with black men and girls. Masswa at this time was the most important port and town of Abyssinia. Massawa was used as a trade rout for Slaves, Coffee, Ivory and gold for commercial ships from Arabia, India and China. There was lack of fresh water and Diarrhea was rampant among the population. Dupont i.e. the company, instructed Muzinger to stay there for 1 more year.

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