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A cross below the Rwandan flag marks the site of current President Paul Kagame's site dedication speech in 1995. An unfinished commemoration wall lists the names of identified victims. However, this wall is far from complete. As the Rwandan…

The final part of the tour takes visitors to the Nyarubuye reburial sites. Recovered bodies are reburied with respect every year during commemoration. Purple flowers (a traditional color for mourning) cover the graves. The color purple can be seen…

The tour shows visitors other physical evidence from the massacre. One memorable image was of a rock used to sharpen machetes. The marks are still visible nearly two decades later. A storage room where sexual violence occurred is also shown on the…

At the end of the artifact hallways lies a decapitated statue of the Virgin Mary. The Hutu killers thought the statue fitted the Tutsi Semitic racial stereotype, further demonstrating the legacy of the identity's racialization over the past century.…

The memorial displays bones on several tables following the clothing display. Skulls are displayed in a series of display cases.

Victims' clothes sit in huge piles in across from the weapons display. Other piles consist of shoes and other victim artifacts dug up from mass graves. On top of one pile sits a scrap of a racist cartoon from the Hutu extremist magazine Kangura.

The Nyarubuye memorial displays various artifacts and bones from the massacre. Weapons from the massacre are displayed on a long table. The perpetrators used machetes, carjacks, and modified agricultural tools such as hoes to kill their victims.…

After visiting the French sites, the tour leads to additional rooms that display bones and clothing similar to other memorials such as Ntarama, Nyamata, and Nyarubuye.

In 2010 Aegis Trust and CNLG opened a museum exhibition that told the story of the genocide in Gikongoro. After viewing the exhibition the tour guide takes visitors outside to a coverd mass grave for a moment of silence. After that the visitors walk…


In addition to the signs marking the location of mass graves, Murambi preserves one dug up mass grave to illustrate the physical depth of the hole.
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