Thursday, May 03, 2012

May 3, the Hottentot Venus is at last laid to rest

Saartje Baatrman, the 'Hottentot Venus'
2002 The remains of Saartje Baartman (1789 - 1816), the so-called 'Hottentot Venus' (pictured), were returned to South Africa at the request of President Nelson Mandela. Harvard academic, the late Stephen Jay Gould, had campaigned for her return.

Return of indigenous remains


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