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The Pirates, Their arrival in the Indian Ocean - Denis Piat

The Pirates, Their arrival in the Indian Ocean - Denis Piat

In the year 67 BC, Pompey launched an expedition against the peiratês of Greece and Asia Minor.  The word pirate therefore comes from the Greek.  Pirates are in fact bandits who roam the seas to attack, steal, plunder and[...]
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Intro : Pirates & Privateers in Mauritius - Denis Piat.

Intro : Pirates & Privateers in Mauritius - Denis Piat.

It was the Dutch pirates who were the first to be frequent in the warm seas of the Indian Ocean and establish bases in Madagascar.  In the 1630s, they were already attacking the convoys of the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie)[...]
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Le Morne Brabant

Le Morne Brabant

Le Morne 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[...]
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Port Louis – Viewed from the Signal Mountain – 1899

Port Louis – Viewed from the Signal Mountain – 1899

Port Louis was already in use as a harbor in 1638. On the 20th September 1715, Guillaume Dufresne d’Arsel took possession of the island in the name of the King of France. A first batch of 16 Frenchmen and some slaves under the[...]
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The Soulliac Marine Cemetry.

The Soulliac Marine Cemetry.

The Souillac Marine Cemetery… or Marine Graveyard exists since the early 1770s approximately, since the early inhabitants of the region as from 1767 and of course, the French Colonial Era. The Graveyard is quite famous for,[...]
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