National Geographic : 1928 Aug
WHAT STORMY SCENES HAVE BEEN ENACTED UNDER THE WALLS OF THESE RUINS AT GONDAR! Erected in the middle of the sixteenth century by the Portuguese, who came to help the Christian Ethiopians intheir fight against theMoham medans, this wonderful example of medieval European architecture seems to have had no influence upon thearchitecture ofthenative, asexemplified in the grass huts in the left foreground. As one wanders about the ruins of this Old-World city, with itstowers, drawbridges, and dungeons, one can conjure in his imagination the mailed knight upon his dashing charger, the fair lady, and the cowledmonk. When thePortuguese were expelled the Ethiopians seem to have made no use of the buildings, which are now in a state of decay.