Ruins of the winter Imperial Palace of Haile Selassie in Massawa, Eritrea, an ancient Red Sea port, which was previously part of the Axumite Kingdom. The palace was constructed in 1872. It suffered damage during the war and continues to do so now with the passage of time. US Embassy staffer Margery Benson says, “The view of Haile Selassie is mixed, as would be the case of any leaders. The UN forced the notion of Eritrea & Ethiopia being confederated after WW2."