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Gondar is the 17th-century capital of Ethiopia. Bordering Sudan and located on the northern shore of Lake Tana, it is one of the prominent historical areas in Ethiopia.
Gondar is a town founded in 1636 by the great Emperor Fassiladas, serving as the royal capital of Ethiopia for over 230 years. The Gondarine period is considered to be the third major dynasty after the Axumite and Zagwe dynasties. The dynasty is historically important for the renaissance king's mobile camp and the introduction of a permanent capital.

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  • 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-2152570-ethiopia23/
  • 2. Gondar is the 17th-century capital of Ethiopia. Bordering Sudan and located on the northern shore of Lake Tana, it is one of the prominent historical areas in Ethiopia. Gondar is a town founded in 1636 by the great Emperor Fassiladas, serving as the royal capital of Ethiopia for over 230 years. The Gondarine period is considered to be the third major dynasty after the Axumite and Zagwe dynasties. The dynasty is historically important for the renaissance king's mobile camp and the introduction of a permanent capital.
  • 3. Located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, Gondar is north of Tana Lake on the Lesser Angereb River and southwest of the Simien Mountains. It has an elevation of 2133 meters above sea level. Gondar previously served as the capital of the Ethiopian Empire. The city has been referred to as the "Camelot of Africa" due to the presence of several royal castles.
  • 4. Theodore (Tewodros in Amharic). This life-sized monument brimming with artistic innovation is a gift from another [contemporary] hero to the people of Gondar, the sculptor Bizuneh Tesfafrom.
  • 5. Gondar Post Office Gondar City Hall
  • 6. Ethiopia's coffee ceremony is an integral part of their social and cultural life. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality. Performing the ceremony is almost obligatory in the presence of a visitor, whatever the time of day. Don't be in a hurry though - this special ceremony can take a few hours. So sit back and enjoy because it is most definitely not instant.
  • 7. Florida International Hotel
  • 8. Florida International Hotel
  • 9. The Royal enclosure
  • 10. Souvenirs shop
  • 11. Unique among African countries, Ethiopia has a written history of over 3,000 years dating back to Queen of Sheba and King Solomon
  • 12. Sound: Alemayehu Eshete - Mishitu Demeke Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Sanda Negruţiu Jean Moldovan Alin Samochis Daniel Scrãdeanu Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda