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news from November 2002

November 22

Second ancient relic returned to Ethiopia
BBC 22 November 2002

A sacred relic taken from an Ethiopian emperor by British troops 130 years ago has been returned to Addis Ababa. A mystery British donor came forward with the amulet after learning that a Scottish church had already handed back another stolen artefact.

November 02

Return of amulet puts pressure on British Museum
The Independent 2 November 2002

A sacred amulet is due to be returned to Ethiopia today, 135 years after a British soldier ripped it from the neck of the country's Emperor during a battle. An anonymous British man has agreed to hand over the artefact which was taken at the battle of Magdala in 1868. The return will step up pressure on the British Museum and other institutions which still hold hundreds of illuminated manuscripts, crowns and religious objects seized at the same time.
 
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