African village: skulls on poles

#Picture Number PW71

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a village in Africa, Kalai on the Zambesi, visited by Dr Livingstone: thatched huts are surrounded by poles topped with human skulls. Dr Livingstone reported that ‘these ornaments were so eagerly sought after, that strangers were often murdered, with the view of adding to their number’.