The ancient monasteries of Debre-Damo is considered to be one of the oldest monastery in the country. Unlike other monasteries and churches, Debre-Damo is built on the of the Amba. The Amba of Debre-Damo has half square kilo meter in area and it altitude rises to 3000m above sea level. In the 16th century, emperor Lebne Dengel took a refuge on the Amba during the wars of Ahmed Gragn. Currently the monastery hosts more than 300 monks and deacons. The style of construction is depicting from the earliest Axumite architecture. The accessible to the Monastery is only by way of rope and open only for men.