The Prince and the Plunder

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

An 18th century manuscript of the Acts of Saints and Martyrs (OR 686)

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What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript of the Acts of the Saints and Martyrs  arranged for the whole year from the month of Maskarram to Nahase

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

Ref: OR 686
Digital version –

Stamped on the first page: “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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