Body stolen from grave for ‘shameful’ display reburied far from his South African home

For more than a century, the stuffed body of an African man was displayed as a grotesque exhibit in European museums. His body had been stolen from his grave by a pair of French taxidermists who dug him up in the dead of night and had him shipped to France, along with a collection of similarly preserved animals.

In 2000, following a vociferous campaign for common decency to prevail, the man’s remains were reburied in African soil.

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