Medieval Castles in Africa?!

Janice L.

 I’ve always been fascinated with ruins representative of ancient civilizations, but I never expected to find castles in Africa. I am the author of a series of romance novels based on Ethiopian history. I enjoy writing about this fascinating country known by some as The Land of Enchantment. I especially love the medieval castles in Gondar and the city of Axum, where the Queen of Sheba once reigned. Gondar, Ethiopia sits high and proud, 7,500 feet above sea level with mountains rising on every side and Lake Tana gleaming in the distance. The site of the city was well chosen for defense because it spreads over the top of a ridge making access to it difficult from any direction.

Read the entire article in the June 2016 issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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