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The crypt of a chapel on the grounds of the Bamboo Palace, one of the extravagant residences built by Mobutu Sese Seko and used primarily for public functions in his native village in Equateur Province. Mobutu's first wife Marie Antoinette Mobutu was buried in the central tomb and the others were reserved for his children. They were all looted during the overthrow of his rule by the forces of Laurent-Désiré Kabila..Gbadolite, DR Congo. 17/03/2009.Photo © J.B. Russell
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Forgotten Kingdom of Mobutu
The crypt of a chapel on the grounds of the Bamboo Palace, one of the extravagant residences built by Mobutu Sese Seko and used primarily for public functions in his native village in Equateur Province. Mobutu's first wife Marie Antoinette Mobutu was buried in the central tomb and the others were reserved for his children. They were all looted during the overthrow of his rule by the forces of Laurent-Désiré Kabila..Gbadolite, DR Congo. 17/03/2009.Photo © J.B. Russell