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A Church with a Thatched Roof: Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region. ©NHK/ UNESCO TV 1979
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A Church with a Thatched Roof: Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region

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Fasil Ghebbi
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Gondar

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.

Place/country: Ethiopia
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK, publisher. UNESCO WHC, producer ; UNESCO TV, producer.
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