The skulls – mostly from Rwanda – were shipped to Europe in 1907-08 for ‘scientific’ research and could be returned after studying origins

Germany has launched a two-year study to determine the origins of more than 1,000 human skulls, mostly from Rwanda, brought to Europe during the colonial era for racial “scientific” research.

Billed as an important first step to understanding the skulls’ provenance the study could one day lead to their return to east Africa.

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