National Army Museum

British museum agrees to return Ethiopian emperor's hair

Title: British museum agrees to return Ethiopian emperor's hair
Author: AP news agency
Media Outlet: Al Jazeera
Publish Date: March 4, 2019

“"Displaying human parts in websites and museums is inhumane," Ethiopia's minister for culture and tourism, Hirut Woldemariam, told The Associated Press last year.

That museum has said the hair was donated in 1959 by relatives of an artist who painted the emperor on his deathbed.

"Our decision to repatriate is very much based on the desire to inter the hair within the tomb alongside the emperor" at a monastery in northern Ethiopia, Terri Dendy, the National Army Museum's head of collections standards and care, said in a statement.”