Treasures from National Archives and Library Organizations

Documentary heritage submitted by Ethiopia and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 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...

  • Year of submission: 1997
  • Year of inscription: 1997
  • Country: Ethiopia
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