The Prince and the Plunder

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

The Bonn manuscript

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An Ethiopian manuscript taken from Magdala

Where: The University of Bonn, University and State Library, Adenauerallee 39-41, 53113 Bonn

This manuscript is listed in Veronika Six’s huge survey of “Oriental” works in German collections: Verzeichnis der orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland (VOHD) XX, 6, pp. 199-202:

“Three manuscripts, one of which was taken from Magdala by Gerhard Rohlfs in 1868.” A fourth Ethiopian manuscript in the university library disappeared during World War Two.

Tracked down by the even more voluminous Menestrel website.

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