UEM Archaeology at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo.
Mozambique's oldest university, the Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Maputo, has inaugurated the UEM Archaeology Museum.
Spanning the lower stone age to modern societies, the museum tells the history of mankind and its evolution by displaying artefacts discovered during decades of research in Mozambique, from the colonial period to the present.
The university's rector Orlando Quilambo said the museum highlights the practices, values and memories of Mozambican peoples and was designed to "sustain the idea of a dignified pre-colonial past."
The museum is affiliated with the university's faculty of arts and social sciences, and managed by the department of archaeology and anthropology. In addition to displaying its collection of artefacts, the museum has space for lectures, readings, book launches and temporary exhibitions.
Quilambo hopes the museum will become a destination for "cultural tourism, academic tourism and leisure for anyone who visits our country, our city and our university.” For more details see
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Archaeology museum opens at Maputo university
Avenida Julius Nyerere, Maputo, Mozambique