The Prince and the Plunder

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

A 17th century manuscript including the Miracles of Mary (OR 641)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An Ethiopian manuscript from the second third of the 17th century including the Miracles of Mary, Lamentations, the prayer of Hezekiah and the prayer and song of the three holy Children

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

Ref: OR 641
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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