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Prester John Memorial
Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape



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33°57'46.13" S 25°37'25.28" E

The Prester John Memorial, unveiled in 1986 by the then Portuguese Ambassador to South Africa, is dedicated to the legendary king-priest, Prester John, and the Portuguese explorers who discovered South Africa. The memorial consists of a large Coptic cross and, in the central circle, are the figures of Prester John and a Portuguese navigator.

(Nelson Mandela Bay - Port Elizabeth; SESA vol 9:99)

Note - There is also a plaque bearing the Afrikaans inscription - this combination of languages having the same texts is novel and probably unique.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.