The Prince and the Plunder

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

An 18th Ethiopian collection of Hymns entitled Egziabher Nags (OR 568)

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What: An 18th Ethiopian collection of Hymns entitled እግዚአብሔር ነግሠ, Egziabher Nägś

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

Ref: OR 568
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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