Slide Title

Cidade Velha

Slide ID

CV-80-221

_pkUnique ID

CV80221

Slide Date

1980

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Island

Santiago

Province or Jurisdiction

Ribeira Grande de Santiago

City / Village

Cidade Velha

Date

1980

Description

Once the capital of Cape Verde, Ribeira Grande, renamed Cidade Velha, has been in decay since 1712 when it was attacked by pirates. Today it has the population of an ordinary village, but the villagers live amongst the ruins of a 17th century colony that includes a slave market with an auction post that serves as a reminder of the islands historical involvement in the slave trade. On the horizon are the ruins of an old cathedral.

Keywords

abandonment; ruins; village;

Notes

Foy, Colm. Cape Verde: Politics, Economics and Society. (New York, 1988). pp. 11

Irwin, Aisling and Wilson, Colum. Cape Verde Islands: The Bradt Travel Guide. (Guilford, 2001). pp. 129

Lobban, Richard and Halter, Marilyn. The Cape Verde Islands. (Providence, 1987). pp. 8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cidade_Velha
Retrieved 22 August 2012

http://www.capeverdeweb.com/cidade_velha.asp
Retrieved 22 August 2012

Copyright

Rhode Island College

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1

Folder

3

Image Dimensions

5266x3468

Software

VueScan

Date Time Scanned

16-8-2010 12:00 AM

Color Space

RGB

File Size

2.3 MB

Document Type

Image

Keywords

abandonment; ruins; village;

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