Sunday, June 1, 2014

Guzara Castle - Ethiopia

May wasn't exactly a nice month when it comes to received cards but last friday was a nice day because i've got Emerich's envelope with 17 cards from different places. This is the 1st one, showing the Guzara Castle in Ethiopia. 
© Jiri Horák, 2011
The imposing, ruined castle of Guzara was built on a once strategic hill, 5 kilometres south of the small town of Emfraz, in the district of Gondar-Zuriya, not far from the north-eastern shores of Lake Tana.
Measuring 18 m by 12 m, it stands in the centre of what was once a royal walled compound of some significance. Its construction is frequently attributed to King Sarsa Dengel, around 1570.
Most probably, the present building  was built over a former defensive royal structure during the reign of either Susneyos or his son Fasiladas, in the first half of the 17th century. - in:

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