Possible ‘Slave’ Skeletons Found on Kenyan Coast

Posted by admin on Sep 19, 2013

Kenyan authorities are investigating some 100 human skeletons, including skulls, discovered in Kijipwa village of the Kilifi County in the coastal region, an area believed to have been a holding ground for African slaves before being sent across the Indian Ocean to the Middle East and other parts of the world.

Jambo Haro, the head of archeology at the Coast National Museums of Kenya, said most of the skeletons dug from the deep trench had been salvaged and moved to National Museum in Mombasa for safe custody and study.

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