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BUNYORO-KITARA

Welcome to the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom's

Virtual Museum

Necklace worn by a general during the Chwezi dynasty..

Caretaker of Royal Mparo Tombs, Manueli, displaying King Kabaleega's bowl. In background, King Kabaleega's tomb, covered with white spotted brown cowhide, fixed around the vault with nine tradtional hoes.

Visitor to the Royal Palace Muchwa ceremonial hut being renovated.

Mr Rubenda, the Omubogora (Royal Chief Cultural Bodyguard) supervising renovation of Muchwa.

Bronze and iron spears handed down from the Chwezi and Babito dynasties are kept in the Royal tomb of Kabaleega.

Cone-shaped crowns, flutes and necklaces worn by kings in the Chwezi dynasty.

King Iguru I holding a beaded crown with colobus monkey hide, to give appearance of a lion's mane.

Ancient shield made from animal hide, either rhinoceros, buffalo or elephant.

His Majesty King Solomon Iguru I holding Ekitara (traditional sword), the symbol of authority from which the Kingdom's name was derived.

Royal insignia of the Chwezi Dynasty dating one thousand years.

The stool and bowls belonging to King Kabaleega surround the King's tomb, which is covered with white-spotted brown hide (entimba) and nine traditional hoes.

Manueli sounding the drums of King Kabaleega.

An intricate ceiling covers the Mparo Tombs.

Kabaleega's tomb: The vault is covered with white-spotted hide of brown cow. In foreground the King's gourd bowl vases.

The late King Chwa II Kabaleega met Emin Pasha here at Mparo, the official seat of King Kabaleega Chwa II.

Also at the site is the tomb of the late Majesty King Sir Tito Winyi, father of His Majesty King Solomon.

The tobacco pipes which King Kabaleega smoked.

Royal Palace Muchwa ceremonial huts under renovation.

Instructions are given for the renovation of the ceremonial huts.

 


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