The Prince and the Plunder

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

The Gospels including lists of granted land (OR 518)

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What: An Ethiopian manuscript dated 1655 of the four gospels including  lists of lands granted to the Church of the Saviour of the World, in the reigns of various kings.

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

Ref: OR 518
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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