Interesting fact learned from this week’s Cool Saturday Maasai guests: A lion will not kill a woman or child. In fact Benedict shared the story of when a lion protected his brother who was lost in the bush for over two weeks. During the day the lion would sit at a distance from the boy; in the night it would move closer, chasing away any animals threaten him. (read more to learn more interesting facts).Read More
As children, Daniel and Joseph would watch their father work and practice carving with pieces of cassavas root. After attempting to carve an elephant, a giraffe or a woman carrying a basket on her head, they would eat it!Read More
This is not likely (though I have no proof to the contrary). This funny consideration came from some older Tanzanian Shilling notes and a publication we purchased on the history of Tanzanian banknotes.
Watu wa Mtwara [People of Mtwara]Read More
Last week eight class-six (sixth grade) primary school students came to our museum to ask if we could tell them what impact the British had on the islands of Zanzibar to help them prepare for their history exam the next day. Though very last minute, we were encouraged …Read More
Being about four weeks ago, our small museum has experienced a daily inundation of primary school children at our museum; some days more than 30. They come during their lunch break and after school. They come to see…Read More
In the hall in font of my office hangs a brightly colored world map. I often refer to it, to help my team understand where I come from or where I am going, or when I dream about cooler places when I become weary of the heat or dust. A normal part of my day is a visit from the banana seller.Read More