UCLA Receives Extensive Collection of Christian Manuscripts From Ethiopia

The library at the University of California at Los Angeles has acquired the largest private collection of Ethiopic manuscripts and scrolls. Ethiopic is a Semitic language used by the Christian church in Ethiopia. The collection, which includes 137 bound manuscripts and 102 scrolls, was donated by Gerald and Barbara Weiner. Some of the items date back to the 18th century.

The new additions will supplement the university’s extensive collection in Ethiopic manuscripts dating from the 16th century.