Sudan's Suakin Island in the Red Sea has been fought over for centuries. Its residents now hope the island's rich history and fine weather will start drawing in holiday makers.
Foreign armies from Alexander the Great to colonial Britain fought for control over the natural sea port that once linked regions of the ancient world.
Today it is in ruins, with only a few fishing families still clinging to their old way of life.
Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from Suakin Island, Sudan.