Ethiopia calls on Westminster Abbey to return looted tablet

The Ethiopian government has called for the return of a sacred tablet that was looted and is now sealed inside an altar in Westminster Abbey in London. Known as a tabot, the... Read more »

Loot From Ethiopia in British Museums Signifies Lost Heritage

In early April an exhibition called “Maqdala 1868” opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It is comprised of treasures looted from Ethiopia, and so contributes to the ongoing controversy... Read more »

Ethiopia Calls on London Museum to Repatriate Objects Looted 150 Years Ago [UPDATED]

Gold and gilded copper crown with glass beads, pigment and fabric, made in Ethipoa (1600–1850) (all images © Victoria and Albert Museum, London) Earlier this month, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)... Read more »

Ethiopia toughens position on Maqdala treasures calling for full restitution

One of several processional crosses that were among the items looted during the British campaign in Ethiopia in 1868 Victoria & Albert Museum The Ethiopian government appears to be hardening its position,... Read more »

London Museum Says It’s Willing to Return Looted Ethiopian Artifacts on Long-Term Loan | Smart News

In 1868, some 13,000 British and Indian troops stormed the fortress of Ethiopian emperor Tewodros II, who had seized several European hostages amid a breakdown of relations with the British government. The... Read more »

Ethiopia welcomes talks on return of treasures from London museum

A three-tiered golden crown, an Ethiopian queen’s wedding dress, jewellery and other artefacts looted by British soldiers 150 years ago could be returned to Ethiopia on long-term loan, the director of London’s... Read more »

U.K. Museum Offers Ethiopia Long-Term Loan of Looted Treasures

The Battle of Maqdala in 1868 was a British military expedition led by Gen. Robert Napier to release British hostages held in what is now Ethiopia by Emperor Tewodros II. After British... Read more »

Looted Ethiopian treasures in UK could be returned on loan | Art and design

Treasures including a gold crown and a royal wedding dress, which were taken from Ethiopia by the British 150 years ago, could be returned to Africa by the Victoria and Albert Musuem... Read more »

V&A opens dialogue on looted Ethiopian treasures

Abyssinian expedition IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM The Victoria and Albert Museum is offering to return Ethiopian treasures that were looted by British troops at the battle of Maqdala in 1868. They would be... Read more »

Ethiopia: Perspectives On Fate of Ancient Ethiopian Heritages Abroad

By Abiy Hailu Addis Ababa — One fascinating thing about the story of James Bruce, the 18th century Scottish traveler and travel writer, was that he studied the Ge’ez language in Europe,... Read more »