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ASL receives gift of 18th Century Ethiopian manuscript.

July 2nd, 2007

in African Studies Library

ASL receives gift of 18th Century Ethiopian manuscript.

In 1708, a scribe noted that he had finished a copy of the Psalms of David and other religious tracts. The volume, written in graceful Amharic script, shows signs of use through many generations, and now holds a place of honor in the collections of the African Studies Library. Donated by Charles Samz, who acquired it during his travels as a petroleum geologist.