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An 18th century strip of parchment with Magdala mentioned on the back (OR 12114 B)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An 18th century Ethiopian strip of parchment, folded like a concertina, with three miniatures, prayers and prescriptions and a note on the back mentioning Magdala

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


An 18th century strip of manuscript containing “magical prayers and prescriptions”, according to the catalogue. A note on the back reads: “Found in Theodore’s Church, at the storming of Magdala”.


Listed as Or 12114 B in the British Library catalogue

Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the British Library acquired since the year 1877 / compiled by S. Strelcyn

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