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Treasures from National Archives and Library Organizations

Registration year: 1997
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1997

Ethiopia has rare, precious and priceless manuscripts written in its own alphabet in form of verse and prose which reflect its indigenous civilization. The nominated documents are but a few highlights : Homily and Gospels written on vellum in the XIVth and XVth centuries ; letters from King Tewdros to Queen Victoria of Britain, from King Menelik II to Nicolas Cesar II, from King Sahlesselassie of Shoa to the Queen of Britain ; the first printed publication in Ethiopian history (1513) ; manuscripts written on vellum in the XVIIth, XIXth and XXth centuries, relating Ethiopian history...

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