The Prince and the Plunder

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

Miracles of Mary and order of baptism “obtained” from a church in Senafe by the British Museum’s R. Holmes (OR 453) *

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What: The Miracles of the blessed Virgin Mary and the Order of Baptism with lessons, “imperfect at the end”.

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

Provenance: It has a note: “Obtained from the Church on the Rock at Senafe, 31st Jan. 1868. R Holmes”, referring to the British Museum’s official archaeologist on the expedition, Richard Rivington Holmes. Senafe was a stop on the march to Maqdala. Listed just before the start 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 manuscripts

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