Monday, 15 January 2018

Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region

Fasil Ghebbi functioned as the centre of the Ethiopian government until 1864.

Fasilides' Castle

Fasil Ghebbi (Royal Enclosure) is the remains of a fortress-city within GondarEthiopia. It was founded in the 17th and 18th centuries by Emperor Fasilides (Fasil) and was the home of Ethiopia's emperors. Its unique architecture shows diverse influences including Nubian styles.
The complex of buildings includes Fasilides' castle, Iyasu I's palace, Dawit III's Hall, a banqueting hall, stables, Empress Mentewab's castle, a chancellery, library and three churches: Asasame Qeddus MikaelElfign Giyorgis and Gemjabet Mariyam. - in: wikipedia

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