Stock Photo: Fasil Ghebbi, fortress like royal enclosure, Gonder, Ethiopia  The palace of Fasiladas on the right, to the left the library of Johannes I  The library was.

Stock Photo - Fasil Ghebbi, fortress like royal enclosure, Gonder, Ethiopia The palace of Fasiladas on the right, to the left the library of Johannes I The library was renovated during the italian occupation, which resulted in major changes inside as outside The fortress – palace royal enclosure of Fasil Ghebbi is located right in the city of Gonder, which was the first capital of Ethiopia between 1636 and 1855 Fasil Ghebbi was founded by emperor Fasiladas and was buildt through several stages in the 17th and 18th century It is a unique architectural blend of aksumite traditions and influences from India, Portugal and Arabia The royal enclosure was looted by a Mahdi army in 1881 and finally bombed and destroyed by british air raids in 1941, as it was a headquarter for the Italian army Africa, East Africa, Ethiopia, Gonder, September 2010

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