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the ancient city of Andriamangarira 23/05/2014 | 09:39:56

Founded in 1725 by a certain Andriamangarira, the city of Antsahadinta keeps holding scores of tracks of the once glorious past eras.


Not only the central highlands' rural landscape and its natural beauty are worth the stay on the hill of Antsahadinta. About 13 miles west from the capital city Antananarivo stands Antsahadinta, one of the 12 sacred hills which surround the once mighty royal realm of Imerina, at the island's very central point. There began the decisive unification of the Great Isle under one single dynasty. Nowadays a local association does its possible best to restore the fading tracks of Antsahadinta's history, for instance the royal corral and several tombs of several royalties, which keep conserving many major chapters of the past. In the graveyard of Antsahadinta lies for instance Rabodozafimanjaka, one of Andrianampoinimerina's wives, the royal unifier of the Imerina kingkom. She is said to have been put to death by poisoning on betrayal against her king.


 

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