The Prince and the Plunder

A book on how Britain took one boy and piles of treasures from Ethiopia

A 15th century manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles (OR 678)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: A 15th century Ethiopian manuscript of the Acts of the Apostles. The book had recently belonged to a woman named Walta Madḫen.

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Ref: OR 678
Digital version –

Stamped inside the cover: “Presented by the Secretary of State for India Aug. 1868”
Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

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