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Gondar Fifty Years Ago


Photo: Richard Lyman

Fifty years ago Gondar was a very different town. We understood that it had a population of a little over 10,000 and was compact enough so almost everyone, ourselves included, could easily walk on most errands. There were the Italian occupation buildings centered on the hill near and above the Piazza and many ancient castles and churches. Weeks after arriving there in September 1962, several of my students agreed to take me on a walking tour to some of the businesses in the town.

  • Gondar Fifty Years Ago

    Silversmith apprentices in Gondar, Ethiopia

  • Gondar Fifty Years Ago

    Workers grinding flour in Gondar, Ethiopia