The Prince and the Plunder

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

A manuscript including the Gospel of John (OR 521)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An Ethiopian manuscript dated 1600 including the Gospel of John and  the Anaphora of the blessed Virgin Mary, or of Cyriacus, bishop of Behnesa

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

Ref: OR 521
Digital version –

Stamped at the front: “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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