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Lamellaphone
Lamellaphone
The sanza or 'thumb piano' is the instrument most characteristic of Bantu culture. It appears in alle manner of diverse shapes and types in virtually the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
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Cephalomorphic decorated horn
Cephalomorphic decorated horn
With the Mangbetu and their neighbours, these horns, linked to the figure of the chief, rang out in times of war or found their place in the orchestras of dances and parades.
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Mbwoongitwool shaped like a dried silurid
Mbwoongitwool shaped like a dried silurid
The Kuba mbwoongitwool were exclusively made by women. They created these small figurative sculptures by working a paste made of precious red tukula powder mixed with sandy clay.
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Labeo lineatus
Labeo lineatus
Labeo lineatus is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae. It is found only throughout the Congo Basin. Its natural habitats are rivers and freshwater lakes.
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White-headed vulture
White-headed vulture
There are nine species of vulture in Africa. Eight of these have seen their numbers halved in the last 30 years, mainly due to poisoning. This can have serious consequences, because if vultures no longer eat carrion, then dogs or rats will. Unlike vultures, they are not immune to the pathogens in cadavers. And because they live in close proximity to people, there is a high risk of disease transmission.
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Skull and brain of gorilla, chimpanzee and man
Skull and brain of gorilla, chimpanzee and man
Over the last two million years, the brain size has increased spectacularly within the human lineage. Our brains are about three times larger than you would expect for an ape with our body size.
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calcite
calcite
The presence of cobalt in the Copperbelt of Katanga is also apparent from the purple tint of usually colourless minerals such as calcite
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columbite
columbite
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