Germany is returning a centuries-old stone cross to Namibia as a gesture of reconciliation.
Monika Gruetters, the nation’s tradition minister, instructed The Related Press that the nation is returning the Stone Cross of Cape Cross to Namibia to indicate that it takes accountability for its colonial previous.
The limestone stone cross bears the Portuguese coat-of-arms and was erected in 1486 on the coast of immediately’s Namibia to claim the nation’s territorial declare.
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It was reportedly taken to Germany in 1893 when the world was a part of the German colonial empire, and immediately is on show within the German Historic Museum in Berlin.
The museum says the artifact was as soon as thought of to be such an necessary landmark that it options on previous maps of the world.
The Related Press contributed to this report.