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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Le Morne Cultural Landscape, Mauritius

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Le Morne Cultural Landscape is a World Heritage Site in Mauritius. It protects Le Morne Peninsula with its landmark summit near the tip. This particular part of Mauritius has great historic significance to the island, for it was here that marooned as well as escaped slaves once sought refuge. Within the basalt mount of Le Morne are caves and coves where the slaves sheltered and built a self-sustaining community where they could enjoy freedom.


Le Morne, Mauritius
Le Morne, Mauritius
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The oral stories handed down by the Le Morne slaves to their descendants tell of their sufferings as well as tenacity. Although they came from different parts of the world, from Africa, Madagascar, India and Southeast Asia, they found a common bond in Mauritius, the island where they discovered freedom.

Le Morne Cultural Landscape was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee Quebec City, Canada, 2 - 10 July, 2008

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S20 27 7 E57 19 42
Inscription Year: 2008
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, VI
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