The Prince and the Plunder

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

An 18th century collection of commentaries in Amharic (OR 792)

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What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript containing a collection of commentaries in Amharic. Described as “Old Testament History in Amharic” in Wright’s catalogue.

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

Ref: OR 792
Digital version –

Stamped inside 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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