Ethiopia Requests Emperor Tewodros’s Lock of Hair Back From London Museum

Ethiopia Requests Emperor Tewodros's Lock of Hair Back From London Museum

The National Army Museum has quietly removed from display a 19th-century looted braid of hair which the Ethiopian government has requested back as a national treasure.

It came from the head of the Emperor Tewodros II, who killed himself at the end of the British invasion of Ethiopia in 1868 rather than being taken prisoner. He shot himself with a pistol that had been a gift from Queen Victoria.

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