The Prince and the Plunder

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

Lectionaries for Palm Sunday and Passion Week (OR 544)

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What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript containing Lectionaries for Palm Sunday and Passion Week as well as ” trials of the pen,” one of which is by a certain Walda Krestos and also a short catalogue of biblical books by a later hand

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

Ref: OR 544
Digital version –

Stamped on the 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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