Asheten Mariam Monastery

This monastery is situated at 3150m. The church treasures parchment old books, icons and crosses. It is believed that it is the first work of King Lalibela.

Standing there you have commanding views in all directions and a stunning mountain scenery. It is a 2h climb from Lalibela, which is also possible to do by mule.

Asheten Maryam is carved out of a cleft into a cliff face.

The last king of the Zagwe dynasty is said to be buried here.

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