The Prince and the Plunder

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

A Book of the Funeral Ritual, with apparent torn page (OR 551)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An 18th Ethiopian Book of the Funeral Ritual. It appears to have a ripped page, not mentioned in the official description.

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

Ref: OR 551
Digital version –

Stamped on the first page: “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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