Colonialism

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Forgotten photos show how Kenyan archaeologists unearthed secrets of their own country
Exhibitions in UK and Africa rewrite history by celebrating discoveries of overlooked black excavators in colonial era

Donna Ferguson

27, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Barbados plans to make Tory MP pay reparations for family’s slave past
Richard Drax reported to have visited Caribbean island for meeting on next steps, including plans for former sugar plantation

Paul Lashmar and Jonathan Smith in Barbados

26, Nov, 2022 @5:16 PM

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International troops quit Mali as violence and Moscow’s influence grow
Germany latest to end peacekeeping mission as operations prove unable to stop Islamic extremist insurgency

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

17, Nov, 2022 @2:35 PM

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Dead wrong: Victorians ‘mistaken’ about why Egyptians mummified bodies
Colonial Egyptologists assumed the mummification process was to preserve the body after death. But new evidence asserts it was to steer the body towards divinity

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

12, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Secrets of the seesaw: the painter harnessing the unsettling power of the playground
Born in Bradford but raised in Bangladesh, Matthew Krishanu paints children playing on swings, seesaws and climbing frames to makes subtle points about race, empire and excluded faces

Elizabeth Fullerton

08, Nov, 2022 @3:49 PM

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Readers reply: what if the British empire had never existed? Would the world be a better or worse place?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

06, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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On Slapton Sands: why my walk along Devon’s coast was a journey through time
A lot has happened in this little corner of the UK – discovery of early man, regal holidays, war disaster, humpback whale visits – all of which enrich the experience of taking this route

Ashish Ghadiali

02, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Stuff the British Stole: Marc Fennell’s TV series wades headfirst into colonial quagmires
The hit ABC podcast makes the leap to the screen with objects that speak directly to the current upheavals in the UK’s corridors of power

Walter Marsh

31, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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National Trust AGM set for fresh battle over culture wars
‘Anti-woke insurgents’ Restore Trust promoting candidates for governing body in bid to influence charity’s policies

Ben Quinn and Helena Horton

31, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Indian minister calls for abolition of 1,500 laws dating back to Raj
Archaic laws include fining those who fail to beat a drum to beat back locusts or report money found in street

Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

25, Oct, 2022 @8:47 AM

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Stolen Tasmanian Aboriginal artefacts are finally home. But there’s a catch: they’re only on loan
Cultural objects kept in museums around the world are in nipaluna/Hobart for an exhibition. But Aboriginal communities are calling for them to stay permanently

Sarah Aitken

19, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Three things with Marc Fennell: ‘I’m a massive nerd, but Star Trek matters to me’
In our weekly interview about objects, the podcaster and TV host tells us about rebelling against recipes, and the influence of the Starship Enterprise on his career

As told to Katie Cunningham

18, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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