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Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 16-17 Centuries
Date of Inscription: 1979
Location: Africa, Ethiopia, Amhara Region
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Description: The fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi (16th-17th centuries) housed the Ethiopian emperor Fasilides and his successors. Within the city (surrounded by a 900-m-long wall) lie palaces, monasteries, churches and unique public and private buildings. The architecture was initially marked by Hindu and Arab influences, but subsequently Jesuit missionaries brought to Gondar the Baroque style which transformed the manner. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Fasil Ghebbi is a fortress-enclosure located in Gondar, Ethiopia. It served as the home of Ethiopia's emperors in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its unique architecture shows diverse influences including Arab, Hindu, and Baroque styles. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. This complex of buildings includes Fasilides castle, Iyasu's Palace, Dawit's Hall, a banqueting hall, stables, Mentewab's Castle, a chancellery, library and three churches. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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