Gondar

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University in Washington, DC, since 1975. He is best known for the 1993 film, ''Sankofa (Sankofa (1993 film))''. DATE OF BIRTH March 4, 1946 PLACE OF BIRTH Gondar, Ethiopia '''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 Nubian (Nubian people), Arab, and Baroque styles. The site was inscribed


religious paintings

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famous buildings

The modern city of Gondar is popular as a tourist destination for its many picturesque ruins in Fasil Ghebbi (the Royal Enclosure), from which the emperors once reigned. The most famous buildings in the city lie in the Royal Enclosure, which include Fasilides' castle, Iyasu (Iyasu I)'s palace, Dawit (Dawit III)'s Hall, a banqueting hall, stables, Empress Mentewab's castle, a chancellery (Chancery (medieval office)), library and three churches. Near the city lie Fasilides' Bath, home to an annual ceremony where it is blessed and then opened for bathing; the Qusquam complex, built by Empress Mentewab; the eighteenth century Ras Mikael Sehul's Palace and the Debre Berhan Selassie Church. Downtown Gondar shows the influence of the Italian occupation of the late 1930s. The main piazza features shops, a cinema, and other public buildings in a simplified Italian Moderne (Art Deco) style still distinctively of the period despite later changes and, frequently, neglect. Villas and flats in the nearby quarter that once housed occupation officials and colonists are also of interest. The town is home to the University of Gondar, which includes Ethiopia's main faculty of medicine. Demographics File:Church of Debra Berhan Selassie 01.jpg thumb Debre Birhan Selassie Church in Gondar


numerous stories

to Ankober to instruct the royal women of Shewa on court etiquette so that the Shewan branch of the dynasty could adopt the same court practices as the elder Gondar branch. Marcus lists the numerous stories (''Menelik II'', pp. 16f), including "a persistent rumor" that Ijigayehu had been a Gurage slave. In May 1845 he married his second wife, Woizero Tideneqialesh, who was a former wife of a court official. Inevitably, Haile Melekot's semi-independent kingdom


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and landed at Massawa, then in possession of the Turks, on 19 September. He reached Gondar, then the capital of Ethiopia 14 February 1770, where he was well received by the '' (Emperor of Ethiopia)'' Tekle Haymanot II (Tekle Haymanot II of Ethiopia), by Ras Mikael Sehul, the real ruler of the country, by ''Wozoro'' Aster (Aster Iyasu), wife of the Ras (whom Bruce calls "Esther"), and by the Ethiopians generally. His fine presence (he was 6 foot 4


legal title

(academic) Richard P.K. Pankhurst , "The History of Däbrä Tabor (Ethiopia)", ''Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies'', 40, (1977), p. 235 Upon becoming Regent, Ras Gugsa reasserted the central power of the Empire (although keeping the Emperor as a figurehead) by dispossessing the nobility of the parts of Ethiopia he controlled, primarily Begemder. He accomplished this by proclaiming in 1800 in the name of the Emperor the legal title of land tenure


fighting lively

that Platt's main thrust would not be coming from the Gallabat direction withdrew towards Gondar. This withdrawal allowed the 9th Indian Infantry Brigade of the 5th Indian Infantry Division to occupy Metemma. Brigadier Mosley Mayne, 9th Brigade's commander, sent units along the road towards Wahni to harry the retreating Italian forces fighting lively engagements east of Metemma. Progress on the road was difficult because of the thickly laid


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University in Washington, DC, since 1975. He is best known for the 1993 film, ''Sankofa (Sankofa (1993 film))''. DATE OF BIRTH March 4, 1946 PLACE OF BIRTH Gondar, Ethiopia '''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 Nubian (Nubian people), Arab, and Baroque styles. The site was inscribed


leading member

) is an Ethiopian (Ethiopia) filmmaker (film director), who resides in the United States. He is a leading member of the L.A. Rebellion film movement, also known as the ''Los Angeles School of Black Filmmakers''.

Gondar

'''Gondar''' or '''Gonder''' ( with an elevation of 2133 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by the Gondar Zuria woreda.

Gondar previously served as the capital of both the Ethiopian Empire and the subsequent Begemder Province. The city holds the remains of several royal castles, including those in Fasil Ghebbi (the Royal Enclosure), for which Gondar has been called the "Camelot of Africa". http: bjtoursandtrekking.com tours index.htm Gondar World Heritage Site

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