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Ancient African Architecture: Fasil Ghebbi: Ethiopia

Compiled by Isaac Samuel

In the 16th and 17th centuries, the fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi was the residence of the Ethiopian emperor Fasilides and his successors. Surrounded by a 900-m-long wall, the city contains palaces, churches, monasteries and unique public and private buildings marked by Hindu and Arab influences, subsequently transformed by the Baroque style brought to Gondar by the Jesuit missionaries. Source: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/19/

© UNESCO
Author: Francesco Bandarin
© UNESCO
Author: Francesco Bandarin

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