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Christ Church Cathedral. Livingstone cross.
19th c British Gothic Revival Architecture

BRITISH COLONIAL Anonymous (active 18th - 20th c)
1873-1880
19th c
Wood
Carved
Gothic Revival
Stone Town (Mji Mkongwe). Zanzibar. Tanzania.
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"The heart of David Livingstone (1813-1873) is buried under a tree and the wood from that tree was used to make the cross. In 1861, Dr. Livingstone saw 400 people in a village slaughtered by two Arab traders at a slave market. He tried unsuccessfully to stop the massacre and after that he fought slavery to the end of his life."

Caption: BRITISH COLONIAL Anonymous | Christ Church Cathedral. Livingstone cross. | 1873-1880 | British | Gothic Revival | ©Kathleen Cohen | zanz3411

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