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British museum agrees to return emperor’s hair to Ethiopia

British museum agrees to return emperor’s hair to Ethiopia

The National Army Museum in Britain has agreed to repatriate two locks of hair belonging to a widely revered Ethiopian emperor after a request from Addis Ababa. The announcement comes after last year’s outcry following the display of the hair belonging to Emperor Tewodros in an exhibit by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Notsurewewillsee 1 year

So UK got them through war, and now they are stolen? That is a dangerous precedent to set. Glad that the museum said this wasn’t going to be the case for all things. Otherwise just about every country in the world owes people back stuff.

George Ashworth
George Ashworth 1 year

How about Ethiopia gets one lock and the museum can keep the other?

ReWired Ramen
ReWired Ramen 1 year

A single tear rolls down Indiana Jones' cheek...

Test Steam
Test Steam 1 year

So... if the UK didn't preserve it would it even be around... Apart from Egypt and Israel is Africa even known for preserving much, esp an old leaders hair?

Filthy Casual
Filthy Casual 1 year

Hey that hair was appropriated the good old-fashioned way. it's ours in a part of our Museum culture. which means is their culturally appropriating it from us...just saying

Hannibal 1 year

And like the artifacts given to so many third world nations I'm sure this one won't be touched during the next revolution.

CharlieMike 1 year

Take a bunch of prisoners over a skilled labor slight, force the mobilization of 30,000 troops, throw 300 of your own prisoners off a cliff, then commit suicide rather than face capture. But this is an example of Britain stealing heritage. Sure.

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