The Prince and the Plunder

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Prayers written in Tewodros’s reign, mentions the queen (OR 563)

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What: A manuscript of prayers, including a prayer for midnight, with lessons and hymns. “Written during the reign of Theodore (A.D. 1855—68), when Demetrius was patriarch, and ‘Abba Salama (III.) ‘abuna … The queen is named on f. 56 b.”

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 manuscripts

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