The Prince and the Plunder

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

Category: Historical, legal, medical & other

A manuscript of the History of King Lalibela (OR 718)

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What: A 19th century Ethiopian manuscript of the History of King Lalibela of Lasta and the building of the churches

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

Ref: OR 718
Digital version – http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Or_718

Provenance:
Stamped on first page: “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

A 19th century manuscript of the Life of Alexander the Great (OR 826)

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What: A 19th century Ethiopian manuscript of the Life of Alexander the Great

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

Ref: OR 826
Digital version – http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Or_826

Provenance:
Stamped on first page: “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