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National Cultural History Museum entrance

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Entrance to the National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria, which is home to a large collection of artifacts and displays about the cultural history of South Africa.

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A: National Cultural History Museum Art Gallery

by John Gore, 60 meters away

The Art Gallery of the National Cultural History Museum spans 2 large halls, and is home to a range o...

National Cultural History Museum Art Gallery

B: National Cultural History Museum Marabastad display

by John Gore, 70 meters away

This hall of the National Cultural History Museum is a reconstruction of the suburb Marabastad. Marab...

National Cultural History Museum Marabastad display

C: Pretoria City Hall

by John Gore, 190 meters away

The Pretoria City Hall was erected on a piece of vacant land indicated as 'Drooge Klip Bult' (Dry, ro...

Pretoria City Hall

D: Pretoria City Hall Elevated

by John Gore, 190 meters away

Pretoria City Hall was erected on a piece of vacant land indicated as 'Drooge Klip Bult' (Dry, rocky ...

Pretoria City Hall Elevated

E: Pretoria City Hall outside

by John Gore, 250 meters away

The Pretoria City Hall features a 6,2m bronzed figure of Chief Tshwane, which was unveiled in a low-k...

Pretoria City Hall outside

F: Transvaal Museum

by John Gore, 400 meters away

Outside the Transvaal Museum stand this huge skeleton of a Blue Whale, the largest mamal on earth, or...

Transvaal Museum

G: Transvaal Museum front garden

by John Gore, 410 meters away

The front garden of the Transvaal Museum features these reconstructed dinosaur skeletons, along with ...

Transvaal Museum front garden

H: Transvaal Museum Mammal Hall

by John Gore, 450 meters away

Mammal Hall in the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria has possibly the best display of wildlife in South Af...

Transvaal Museum Mammal Hall

I: Ou Raadsaal

by John Gore, 680 meters away

Ou Raadsaal (Old Council Chamber) served as the first parliament of South Africa.

Ou Raadsaal

J: Ou Raadsaal elevated

by John Gore, 680 meters away

The Ou Raadsaal building was designed by Sytze Wopke Wierda in a classical style reminiscent of Greek...

Ou Raadsaal elevated

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The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.

Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.

In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.

Text by Steve Smith.

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