Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MARTINIQUE ~The Martinique Pre-Colombian Archaeology and Prehistory Museum in Fort-de-France ~

... Just a week ago I mentioned when I got this great Caribbean map card that I still missed a few of the islands showing there... and look today I already got one of them... a wonderful surprise o͜͡o... my first card ever from this island...  a little bit of France in the Caribbean and an very popular cruise destination... the postcard shows a beautiful 19thC building formerly used as a military supplies office and  now a listed Historic Monument... as being a French overseas region, Martinique uses French stamps... Thanks a lot Rod!! ❀◕ ‿ ◕❀

 Located in the French Antilles between Dominica and St. Lucia, this  volcanic island is marked by a range of rain-forest covered mountains. Its capital and main urban area is Fort-de-France.

Since 1971, the Martinique Museum of Pre-Colombian Archeology and Prehistory has been housed in this building. The museum brings together a rich collection which traces the prehistory of Martinique, a period of over 4000 years long before the European colonization.

Its collections include some 2,000 artifacts encompassing ceramics, stone and shell items, bones and some jewellery. These pieces were discovered in a series of digs variously located around the entire island during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Photo: J. Poincourt


The French Red Cross
(Issued 30-04-2016)

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