The Prince and the Plunder

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

Manuscript including Old Testament Books, a list of alphabets and part of the Koran (OR 494)

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript including Proverbs, Wisdom, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs as well as a list of alphabets and, on the first page, part of the Koran in Arabic.

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

Ref: OR 494
Digital version –

Stamped at the front: “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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