Mifsas Bahri, at 2,472 m altitude, is a late Axumite archaeological site in Tigrai.
This highland site contains the ruin of a substantial building constructed of bright red-dressed ashlar which may date as early as the late phases of the Axumite period. Lying 200 m west of the shore of Lake Hashenge, the site came to the attention of antiquities authorities in 1997 as a result of alleged exploitation of its building stone on the part of the local population.
In 2013 a group led by Paul A. Yule from Mekelle University and Heidelberg University began to investigate the site. Curiously, the site lies 100 km south of the next site attributable to the Axumite cultural assemblage (Wukro), thus far south of the Axumite site distribution. The building at Mifsas Bahri is a church, to judge from the orientation, masonry excellence, and architectural relief sculpture. Preliminarily, the building appears to have undergone three phases including a squatter occupation. Radiocarbon dating suggests that it went out of use in the 15th century.
Historical reconstruction and local tradition had it that it was destroyed in the 1540s by the mixed forces of Aḥmad ibn Ibrahīm al-Ġazī. This contradicts a few recent unpublished radiocarbon dates, which suggest a building and construction considerably earlier. Excavation confirmed the presence of a monumental stone building some 20 m x 35 m in surface area. According to local sources, the church was named Gebre Menfes Kidus.