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Portoguese chapel and cemetry in restyiling

European Malindi history starst from here

05-10-2016 by redazione

Among the baobab and the tip of Vasco Da Gama, topped by the huge stone monument erected in honor of the Lusitanian navigator, he survives the story of the first European Malindi.
A story that these days the Museum of Malindi are cleaning up from the ravages of time and neglect of today's generations.
The Portuguese chapel and cemetery are under restoration and beautification.
It 'already been prepared paving galana and also the input columns will be restored, as well as the roof makuti the place where St. Francis Xavier said mass in memory of the sailors perished in the long journey to the Indies.
The story of the risen cemetery beside the chapel is newer. In fact the place where the first sailors (they say those deaths epidemic of plague broke out on board after leaving Mozambique) were buried was much closer to the sea, who retired at least two hundred meters in 500 years. The current cemetery instead collects the remains of the first British stationed in Malindi, the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. British Empire pawns who had different control tasks and coordination, and that they found the end of their land on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Inside the cemetery, there is a young handyman who welcomes tourists and explain briefly the history of the site which remains one of the few attractions "archaeological" and historical Malindi.

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