The Betremariam Monastery is located on the Zege Peninsula near Bahir Dar, Ethiopia[1][3]. It was founded in the 14th century by a saint called Betre Mariam[2], and its circular church was built in the 16th century[2]. The monastery is one of more than 20 monastic churches on the islands and peninsulas of Lake Tana, many of which were founded during the 14th-century rule of Amda Tsion (1315-1345)[3].The monastery is known for its attractive thatched roof and Ethiopian Orthodox wall paintings[4][5]. It also has a tiny school for priests, giving visitors an insight into the living conditions of Ethiopian monks and priests[5].

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