Madagascar Is A City To The Island City Of Madagascar

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Amazing Madagascar A huge island nation Madagascar is located off the southeast coast of Africa. It’s home to many different animal species like lemurs. There are rainforests, beaches and reefs. Capital of Madagascar Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar. It is located in the island’s Central Highlands. Tana’s rova or fortified palace which is known as Manjakamiadana or A Fine Place to Rule sits on the city’s highest hill. It was gutted by fire in 1995 and is currently still under restoration. However visitors can see the compound. The palace was designed for Queen Ranavalona I by Scottish missionary James Cameron. The gate to the palace is protected by a carved eagle, the symbol of military force and a phallus, the symbol of circumcision and therefore nobility. The Rova is also the resting place of the country’s greatest monarchs and you can see imposing stone tombs to the left of the main gate. The tombs of the kings are grey and the tombs of the queens are red which was the color of nobility. Musee Andafivaratra has found its home in an impressive pink baroque palace which is the former home of Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony. In the museum visitors can find a assortment of memorabilia. Unfortunately the museum has been closed since 2012. In 2013 the Merina crown jewels were stolen and have not yet been recovered. Of the remaining artifacts the most interesting is a portrait of the mad Queen Ranavalona I. There is also a huge gilt throne, coats of chain mail and

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