The Prince and the Plunder

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

A manuscript including The Octateuch and the properties of the elements (OR 482)

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What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript including The Octateuch – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth – as well as a short extract regarding the properties of the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water.

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

Ref: OR 482
Digital version –

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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