Early 17th Century Hydraulic Mortar Lined Cistern
The Cistern at Danqas, Northern Ethiopia, the semi-permanent capital of Emperor Susenyos, Built 1619. Influenced by Jesuit, Portuguese and Indian architecture. Sitting on top of a plateau 2800m above sea level, to collect water in the wet season. It is worth the 20km journey along a dirt/rocky road and a trek across beautiful Ethiopian countryside.