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Le Morne Brabant Cultural Landscape

Le Morne Cultural Landscape, a rugged mountain that juts into the Indian Ocean in the southwest of Mauritius was used as a shelter by runaway slaves, maroons, through the 18th and early years of the 19th centuries. Protected by the mountain’s isolated, wooded and almost inaccessible cliffs, the escaped slaves formed small settlements in the caves and on the summit of Le Morne. The oral traditions associated with the maroons, have made Le Morne a symbol of the slaves’ fight for freedom, their suffering, and their sacrifice, all of which have relevance to the countries from which the slaves came - the African mainland, Madagascar, India, and South-east Asia. Indeed, Mauritius, an important stopover in the eastern slave trade, also came to be known as the “Maroon republic” because of the large number of escaped slaves who lived on Le Morne Mountain.

TAGS: Beautiful, Landscape, Mauritius, Paradise, Sea

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Itaúna, Brazil
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© Élcio Júnior.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2017
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 6:32 a.m.
Camera Make: DJI
Camera Model: FC6310
Focal Length: 8.8mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Le Morne, Mauritius