Only accessible by climbing a rock face by rope, up to the plateau. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debre_Damo
Founded By Abune Aregawi (Zemichael) in the 6th century.
Thanks Stan. You can see the ascent of the rock face in one of my nearby pictures:
It was harrowing.
You really get around, Stan. I stumbled over your pic of the remains of the Italian Marble Arch in Libya and read the description in the Wikipedia article.
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Photo taken in East Tigray, Ethiopia
Misplaced? Suggest new location