The Prince and the Plunder

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

An 18th century manuscript of Mashafa Hawi, with writing in margins (OR 777)

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What:  An Ethiopian manuscript dated 1745 of Maṣḥafa Hawi. There is lots of writing in the margins

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

Ref: OR 777
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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