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16-inch Armour Piercing Shot

16-inch Armour Piercing Shot On Display at DITSONG: National Museum of Military History From HMS Nelson     Date 1941 By...
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16-inch Armour Piercing Shot
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THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BOMB DAMAGE BY WAR ARTIST GEOFFREY LONG Allan Sinclair DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction Area...
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THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?

Dr Mirriam Tawane, Curator Palaeontology, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Evolution became part of the national school curricula in...
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EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?
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DOLOMITE: THE ROCK THAT SHAPES THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History. A strip of dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossilized remains of ancient...
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COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History South Africa is famous for its richness in hominid discoveries and we...
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COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING
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The Shona Mbira

By Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Mbira, attached to a gourd resonator (Photograph by...
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The Shona Mbira
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Skin-bag bellows, used for blowing air into a fire....
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS
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Kruger House: the legends live on

Mauritz Naudé, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History (15/08/2020) Even though museums are normally associated with the collection of movable...
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Kruger House: the legends live on
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A Missing Heritage Site

Sandra Naudé, Editor: DITSONG: Museums of South Africa The so-called “Convent Redoubt” stood at the corner of Visagie and Koch...
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SOUTH AFRICA’S ENTRY INTO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History August 2020 Source: UNICEF Introduction During the Cold War Africa had been...
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SOUTH AFRICA’S ENTRY INTO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)
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INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History September 2020 Edged weapons were being developed in the form of handheld...
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INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS
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THE MAPIKO MASKS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History  The Mapiko masks are associated with the Makonde people...
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THE MAPIKO MASKS
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THE LUGER PISTOL

A CONQUEROR OF TWO WORLD WARS Jan van den Bos, Curator Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The...
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THE LUGER PISTOL
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Object knowledge during documentation

Jan van den Bos, curator, military collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The purpose of museums is to collect...
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Object knowledge during documentation
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CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS

Jaco Schoonraad, Acting Manager, DITSONG: Sammy Marks and Pioneer Museums and curator of Numismatics, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History...
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CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS
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A Traditional Indonesian Dagger, The Kris

By : Frank Teichert The kris (also spelled keris) is the national weapon of Indonesia and the oldest distinctive weapon...
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PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION

Frank Teichert, Curator Archaeology and Human Remains. DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Peruvian pots were discovered in a...
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PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS

Of the Rhodesian Light Infantry Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 12 May 2020 The Ditsong National Museum...
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK

Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 20 May 2020 The Museum’s Anti-Splash Tankers Mask:  Acq No 17126. Belonged...
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK
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SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 30 April 2020 During the First World War (1914 – 1918) most...
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SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR
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16-inch Armour Piercing Shot
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16-inch Armour Piercing Shot

16-inch Armour Piercing Shot On Display at DITSONG: National Museum of Military History From HMS Nelson     Date 1941 By...
Read More
THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BOMB DAMAGE BY WAR ARTIST GEOFFREY LONG Allan Sinclair DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction Area...
Read More
EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?
Blog

EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?

Dr Mirriam Tawane, Curator Palaeontology, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Evolution became part of the national school curricula in...
Read More
Blog

DOLOMITE: THE ROCK THAT SHAPES THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History. A strip of dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossilized remains of ancient...
Read More
COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING
Blog

COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History South Africa is famous for its richness in hominid discoveries and we...
Read More
The Shona Mbira
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The Shona Mbira

By Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Mbira, attached to a gourd resonator (Photograph by...
Read More
TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Skin-bag bellows, used for blowing air into a fire....
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Kruger House: the legends live on
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Kruger House: the legends live on

Mauritz Naudé, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History (15/08/2020) Even though museums are normally associated with the collection of movable...
Read More
Blog

A Missing Heritage Site

Sandra Naudé, Editor: DITSONG: Museums of South Africa The so-called “Convent Redoubt” stood at the corner of Visagie and Koch...
Read More
SOUTH AFRICA’S ENTRY INTO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)
Blog

SOUTH AFRICA’S ENTRY INTO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History August 2020 Source: UNICEF Introduction During the Cold War Africa had been...
Read More
INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS
Blog

INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History September 2020 Edged weapons were being developed in the form of handheld...
Read More
THE MAPIKO MASKS
Blog

THE MAPIKO MASKS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History  The Mapiko masks are associated with the Makonde people...
Read More
THE LUGER PISTOL
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THE LUGER PISTOL

A CONQUEROR OF TWO WORLD WARS Jan van den Bos, Curator Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The...
Read More
Object knowledge during documentation
Blog

Object knowledge during documentation

Jan van den Bos, curator, military collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The purpose of museums is to collect...
Read More
CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS
Blog

CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS

Jaco Schoonraad, Acting Manager, DITSONG: Sammy Marks and Pioneer Museums and curator of Numismatics, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History...
Read More
Blog

A Traditional Indonesian Dagger, The Kris

By : Frank Teichert The kris (also spelled keris) is the national weapon of Indonesia and the oldest distinctive weapon...
Read More
PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION
Blog

PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION

Frank Teichert, Curator Archaeology and Human Remains. DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Peruvian pots were discovered in a...
Read More
ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS
Blog

ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS

Of the Rhodesian Light Infantry Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 12 May 2020 The Ditsong National Museum...
Read More
BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK

Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 20 May 2020 The Museum’s Anti-Splash Tankers Mask:  Acq No 17126. Belonged...
Read More
SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR
Blog

SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 30 April 2020 During the First World War (1914 – 1918) most...
Read More