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AFROMET - The Association for the Return of The Maqdala or Magdala Ethiopian TreasuresDetail from the amulet of Emperor Tewodros
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AFROMET - The Association for the Return of The Maqdala (or Magdala) Ethiopian Treasures - is an international organisation dedicated to retrieving priceless treasures looted during the British invasion of Ethiopia in 1867-8. More on AFROMET

We are keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may have inherited or acquired anything taken from Maqdala. All returned items are received in a sprit of gratitude and friendship. They will also be given a place of honour in one of Ethiopia's churches or museums, including the widely-respected Institute of Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa. More on returning treasure

latest news
Westminster Abbey urged to return Tabot

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posted: 26 September 10
Westminster Abbey has been accused of sacrilege over its refusal to return a "looted" sacred object to the Ethiopian Orthodox church. Read the story.

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treasure count:
468 items
still missing
10 items
(still counting)

read Prof Richard Pankhurst's account of the UK invasion of Ethiopia and the bloody battle of Maqdala.

find out about the loot - the manuscripts, the crowns, the crosses, the tabots - and where it all ended up.

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sign the petition. Join the hundreds who have already added their name to AFROMET's appeal to the British government, the British Museum and other institutions.