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New curator named for Honolulu's Royal Mausoleum

The Royal Mausoleum (File image) The Royal Mausoleum (File image)

HONOLULU (AP) - The burial place of Hawaiian royalty has a new curator.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Tuesday William "Kai" Bishop Kaiheekai Maioho has been chosen as curator of the Royal Mausoleum.

He replaces his father, who died earlier this year. He'll be the 15th curator of the Royal Mausoleum.

The mausoleum in Honolulu's Nuuanu neighborhood was established in 1865 as the final resting place for the ruling monarchs of the Hawaiian kingdom, their families and close advisers.

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