Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences

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Stone sculptures and pool on the western side of the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences

The Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences, formerly the Queen Victoria Museum is a museum in Harare, Zimbabwe. The museum contains the seven-hundred-year-old Lemba artifact ngoma lungundu, which some believe to be an replica of the Ark of the Covenant. It is the oldest wooden object ever found in sub-Saharan Africa.[1]

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The "Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences" is located at Civic Centre, Rotten Row, CY 33, Causeway Harare, Zimbabwe. This is in the area known as Harare Central, and is located close to Samora Machel Avenue. According to the Zimbabwe Embassy, The "Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences" in Harare houses a library, exhibition galleries, and a model Shona Village, in addition to holding ethnographic and archaeological collections. Wildlife exhibits are on show in public galleries.


  1. ^ "Zimbabwe displays 'Ark of Covenant replica'". BBC News. February 18, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 

Coordinates: 17°49′57″S 31°02′20″E / 17.83250°S 31.03889°E / -17.83250; 31.03889