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news from January 2004

January 30

Tabots discussed by UK government committee
Addis Tribune 30 January 04

A dramatic turn of events has taken place on a Select Committee of the British House of Commons, which has been discussing the loot from Maqdala in the light of the imminent return from Italy of the Axum Obelisk.

January 24

Queen urged to return holy manuscripts
AFROMET press release 27 January 04

Ethiopian campaigners today wrote to the Queen, asking her to return six holy manuscripts seized in a battle more than 130 years ago. The illuminated manuscripts were part of a huge haul of treasure taken by British soldiers when they invaded Ethiopia in 1868.

AFROMET's letter to Queen Elizabeth II
AFROMET 27 January 04

AFROMET sent the following letter to the UK's Queen Elizabeth II, asking her to return six illuminated manuscripts currently kept in Windsor Castle.
 
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