The Prince and the Plunder

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

Including Gannat or ‘History of the Fathers’ (OR 766)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An 18th century manuscript of Gannat, or ‘History of the Fathers’. A later hand has added the names of the months in different languages, also the distribution of the races springing from the sons of Noah, and another later hand has added the ‘Comparison of the Lights of Heaven’.

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

Provenance: 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

Does not appear in British Library’s online catalogue or list of digitised manuscript

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