A Tale of Two Skulls – in pubs

What a skull in an English pub says about India’s 1857 mutiny“. This article appeared in the press today. It features the grim story from the Indian mutiny of 1857. The skull in question passed through the hands of publicans at one point and is now subject of potential repatriation and, the article says, possible reburial.

Contrast that with the case of a British Bronze Age female skull on display in a pub on the Isle of Wight. The brewery (Greene King) has refused to discuss removal and reburial.

Make your own minds up but what do these two cases say about contemporary attitudes to ancestors?

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