Monk's houses at Debre Damos Monastery - Mar 2007

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Comments (4)

briantravelman on November 15, 2015

Is this the one where only men are allowed?

MaxFarrar on November 15, 2015

Yes Brian, this is the monastery where females of all animal species are not supposed to be allowed. However, I noticed, and took a picture nearby of a chicken with a flock of chicks.

briantravelman on November 15, 2015

This is the one I saw on Globe Trekker than.

Animals too? That's very interesting.

I wonder if there any female monasteries.

MaxFarrar on November 16, 2015

Typically, the monasteries in Ethiopia prohibit women and perhaps female animals. (I visited some of the ones on the islands in Lake Tana where women were prohibited.) I think there are places for women (nunneries) in Ethiopia too, which probably prohibit men. But the interesting thing about Debre Damos is that the visitors (men) have to climb a 20 meter rope.

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  • Uploaded on March 3, 2008
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    by MaxFarrar
    • Camera: NIKON E4100
    • Taken on 2007/03/25 23:54:14
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