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Madagascar: The palace of the Queen should reborn from its ashes in three years

18 years after the fire that had heavily damaged, the second phase of the reconstruction of the palace of the Queen in Tananarive still requires three years of work and about 20 billion ariarys (6.6 million) to restore the building to its former glory.
"All technical and scientific studies to finish the second phase of the rehabilitation of the palace of the Queen have been made," said a source close to the newspaper Les Nouvelles of Madagascar, which also specifies that only a return to political stability Madagascar will lead at the second phase of the work to completion.
Nestled at more than 1,400 meters, the palace of the Queen overlooks the Malagasy capital Tananarive since the 17th century, with a breathtaking view of the city below.
The palace has been the residence of nine Malagasy sovereign of Andrianjaka (1610-1630) to Ranavalona III (1883-1895).
The palace of Queen is composed of five palaces, temple and nine royal tombs.
On 6 November 1995, a huge fire destroyed much of the heritage and cultural objects that were there while weakening the imposing stone building.
The reconstruction phase began the following year in 2006.
The reconstruction of the palace of the Queen has been stopped three times, with the fall of the regime of former president Albert Zafy in 1996, 2001 following the explosive political situation between Didier Ratsiraka and Marc Ravalomanana, and in March 2009 at the overturning of the latter.

Antso Rajaona

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