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The 5 Hidden Secrets of Brussels :: The Africa Team

 

> Hidden Secret 2 :: The Africa King

 

Directions :: Continue along Rue Brederode :: at the end of the street, you will see a statue :: your next clue is here

 

> What is this :: this statue of Leopold II on horseback was commissioned by King Albert I after Leopold’s death and designed by Thomas Vinçotte.

 

Look for the tiny metal plaque on the base :: it records the source of the copper and pewter used to make the statue

 

Who supplied the metal ::

 

> Her Majesty Queen Victoria

 

> the mining company Union Minière du haut Katanga ::

> The city of Liège