Gondar Emperor Fasilide's Castle Ethiopia
Born in 1603, Fasilides was crowned in 1632, after his father Susenyos had abdicated after a revolt to his converting to Roman Catholism. Once Emperor, Fasilides restored the status of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church as state religion as well as the relationship with the Egyptian Orthodox Church, while confiscating possessions of the Jesuits and banning them from his empire. Founding Gondar in 1636, and declaring it Ethiopia's capital, he commissioned its first palace, Fasilides' Castle, Gondar. Other buildings from his reign include the following churches in Gondar: Adababay Iyasus, Adababay Tekle Haymanot, Atatami Mikael, Gimjabet Maryam, Fit Mikael, and Fit Abbo; as well as the Cathedral Church of St Mary of Zion at Axum. He also commissioned the building of Fasilides' Bath and the construction of 7 stone bridges.
Fasilides remains were mummified and are kept at St. Stephen's monastery on Daga Island in Lake Tana. together with Fasilides' seven-year-old son Isur, who was crushed in a crowd paying homage to the new king.
The first castle built in the late 1630s, Fasilides' Castle, also know as Enqulal Gemb or Egg Castle for the egg-shaped domed roofs of its corner towers, stands in a grassy compound surrounded by later palaces and castles. With its huge towers and looming battlemented walls.
With three levels plus and additional 2 levels in the main tower, its battlemented walls, the impressive castle resembles a piece of medieval Europe in Ethiopia. The ground level includes a dining room and a reception room, the next level had a religious function and included a chapel for praying, while the top level had a great view over the city.(source : alparks-worlwide) #myafryka #ethiopia #gondar #fasilides #emperor#empire#history#castle#culture#culturetrip#traveltoafrica#exploring#vestige#ethiopie#chateau#histoire#historytrip#ethiopian
UNFORGIVABLE • There’s an African saying: ‘Elephants never forget, but buffalos never forgive’. And yes, that means that they are not that innocent as that look in their eyes. They have an ‘attack is the best defense’ strategy. When they feel threatened by you, they will not rest till you’re down. They have multiple tactics checking if you’re really dead. One of them is waiting to see if you really don’t move anymore. But the last one is peeing. Apparently their pee is really really itchy and will make everybody alive move.
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