The Prince and the Plunder

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

A manuscript of the Miracles of Jesus (OR 626)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript including the Miracles of Jesus. The name of the first owner has been erased and many other names have been inserted from time to time

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

Ref: OR 626
Digital version –

Stamped indistinctly 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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