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Vintage cars, a heart transplant, preserved bones: who said history had to be boring?
Last Update: 24 January 2020
Natural beauty aside, Cape Town boasts a number of extraordinary historical and cultural sites, and the many museums that commemorate them make for a fascinating day out. See a car collection worth a fortune, replicas of the world’s most famous diamonds, the preserved bones of slaves and sailors executed under Dutch rule, and many other must-see relics of days gone by.
A COMMEMORATIVE MEMORIAL IN THE HEART OF CAPE TOWN
In 2003, a large number of skeletons were uncovered during the construction of an apartment building near Prestwich Street. The bones turned out to be the remains of slaves and sailors executed in the 17th and 18th century by Dutch settlers. To pay tribute to the lives lost shaping Cape Town into the city it is today, the Prestwich Memorial was