while I was doing a history assignment...
Our assignment is about how all these museums around the world have other countries stuff and if it should be returned or not. so while I was looking for local artefacts I stumbled across a “significant artefact” mentioned in some journal from 1927 that is in the Danish National Museum. So I went delving into record and all this stuff and I couldn’t find it in the Museum achieve because, they weren’t in English (Ikr shocking). Anyway, I procrastinated for two hours trying to find out what this Significant artefact from my home in north Queensland Australia was. I burned in curiosity forever searching for this majestic object and found a a letter from Mjöberg (the guy that *acquired* the object) detailing how he wanted to give it to his friend at the museum in Denmark and I found out what it was.
"I take the liberty to send you 12 etnografica. Number one is the original [underlined in the letter] of the phallic figure reproduced in my book…”
Wait what? Phallic? As in a penis?
Ladies and gentleman, the part of my home and local history that sits somewhere in Copenhagen is:
A penis made of of beeswax.
AND then, get this, Mjöberg got a knight hood.
“Soon thereafter, the director received a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs saying that the Danish king had knighted Eric Mjöberg (Ridder af Dannebrog). “
this Swedish dude comes into Australia fucks up shit with the Aborigines, takes their Beeswax Dick then donates it to the Danish national museum and gets a knight hood for giving them an stolen wax penis. WTF?!?!