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  Royal Enclosure, the marriage house of Dawit
by sachara
 
 

In the compound within the walls are more ruins and buildings of later periods. So we saw the ruins of a bathing pool, the remains of the Emperor Dawit's Hall and the House of Song. Dawit, ruling from 1716 till 1712, has built also a Lion house, where the Abyssinian lions were kept.

After Dawit was poisoned the next emperor Bakaffa built a huge banqueting hall and stables. The last castle that was built, is the Mentewab's castle, which is now used as a public library.

Directions: The Royal Enclosure is a few minutes walk north of the towncentre of Gonder.

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  • Updated Sep 2, 2004
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  • Lennyx's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    I love this picture, it's beautiful

    • sachara's Profile Photo
      Apr 17, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      Lennyx, nice you love this picture. The Royal Enclosure was a very interesting place.

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