Genocide Skulls Returned to Namibia

Posted on October 24, 2011


Germany is returning 20 human skulls to Namibia and issuing a public apology for the events resulting in their possession of the skulls.

During the late 19th-century colonial sweep of Africa, Germany colonized Namibia.  Thousands of indigenous people were killed when they revolted against the German command in the first decade of the 20th century.  The Germans took 20 skulls with them back to Germany, reportedly for scientific research that is now said to have been “racial experiments.”

The repatriation of the skulls is consistent with the text and spirit of the 1907 and 1954 Hague Conventions and the 1970 UNESCO Convention.

Read the full article on Discovery News: Genocide Skulls Returned to Namibia.