The Debre Damo Monastery is built on the flat- topped mountain of Debre Damo. The monastery, which dates back to early Axumite times, is said to possess the oldest existing intact church in Ethiopia.

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Legend has it that Abune Aregawi, one of the Nine Saints who came from Syria in the 6th century, judged that the plateau land above him was a suitable place on which to live a solitary life. God, hearing his wish, commanded a snake living on the mountain- top to stretch down and lift up the holy man, who made Debre Damo his abode. The monastery is only accessible by climbing a rope which hangs down from a perpendicular rock, an adventure in itself!!

FANOS Ethiopia Tours – Your getway to visit Ethiopia offers Omo

FANOS Ethiopia Tours – Your getway to visit Ethiopia offers Omo

Debre Damo Monastery, Ethiopia

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