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On view is: Inscription on skull S 2552. The Polish explorer Jan Czekanowski accompanied the German Central Africa Expedition – led by Adolf Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg – into the former colony of German East Africa in 1907–1908. He was tasked by Felix von Luschan with collecting the skulls that made up the so-called S-Sammlung of the Museum für Völkerkunde. The inscription ‘Busira’ references a burial site.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Investigation begins into the origin of the historical, anthropological collection of skulls

10.10.2017

Reliquienensemble: Behälter mit Figuren (Byeri), Fang, Ngumba (Kamerun), 19. Jh.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Ethnologisches Museum / Foto: Martin Franken

MUSEUM – The Staatliche Museen’s second programme booklet is here!

02.10.2017