Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 12/18/2008


Photo taken on November 24, 2008


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PB245075ac Malagasy Last Queen Ravalona III in Exil to France and Madagascar Quick Story

PB245075ac Malagasy Last Queen Ravalona III in Exil to France and Madagascar Quick Story
The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga consists of a royal city and burial site, and an ensemble of sacred places; It is associated with strong feelings of national identity, and has maintained its spiritual and sacred character both in ritual practice and the popular imagination for the past 500 years; It remains a place of worship to which pilgrims come from Madagascar and elsewhere; Ambohimanga has its roots in the 16th century, according to historians, or in the 14th century, according to oral traditions; It was one of many rivalling chieftaincies in the central plateau of the island, which during the 17th century slowly gained in local importance and power; In the late 18th century, the Ambohimanga-based chieftaincy conquered its neighbours and established the Imerina Empire, which grew to the leading power on Madagascar under the reign of Andrianimpoinimerina (born at Ambohimanga, ca. 1745, dead 1810); Under the rule of Andrianimpoinimerina, the capital was moved to Antananarivo, but Ambohimanga remained an important ritual site; Until the French occupation in 1895, Imerina Empire was to conquer most parts of the island; The Imerina royal house introduced a unique modernisation process in Madagascar in the late 19th century, even intending on industrialisation; With the baptism of Queen Ranavalona II in 1869, Christianity was made state religion; Obligatory school attendance was introduced in 1880, earlier than in most European countries; The last royal Malagasy Head of State was Queen Ranavalona III exiled by the French in 1897; Madagascar Antananarivo Hotel image.

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Françoise Delestrade
Françoise Delestrade
Quels sont les rites pratiqués sur ce site ?
9 years ago.
Jacques
Jacques
J'avoue que je ne sais pas, cela doit se trouver sur Internet, merci Françoise!
9 years ago.