Ethiopian and Eritrean Ge’ez Manuscripts Discovery Day

Photo. Bodleian Libraries, MS. Aeth. e. 28, fol. 1v
Photo. Bodleian Libraries, MS. Aeth. e. 28, fol. 1v

Ethiopean and Eritrean treasures – Ge’ez as a transmitter of cultural heritage

The Bodleian Libraries in Oxford cares for a collection of manuscripts and icons from Ethiopia and Eritrea, including illuminated gospels in Ge’ez, the KƏbrä Nägäst, and The Harp of Mary.  Over the next year the University of Oxford hopes to work with Ethiopian and Eritrean communities to find out more about these precious objects and plan events which will share them with the public.  We hope you can join us!

Ethiopian and Eritrean Ge’ez Manuscripts Discovery Day
Saturday 28th July 2018, 11am – 4pm
Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG.

Join us for this free family-friendly day out in Oxford to explore Ge’ez manuscripts and enjoy fun activities for all ages
•    See ancient manuscripts
•    The story of Solomon and Sheba
•    Traditional painting
•    Religious chant
•    Chat with library staff and share your stories, ideas, books, and objects

Contact us
Speak with Mai Musié if you are interested in taking part in the Discovery Day.
Tel: 01865 286080
Email: mai.musie@classics.ox.ac.uk

As part of this initiative we are organising a study day. For more information see the link below:

https://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/event/introducing-manuscripts-from-ethiopia-and-eritrea

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