19 February 2019

Angola: Regional Museum of Archaeology Undergoes Rehabilitation

Benguela — At least 207.5 million kwanzas will be spent on the rehabilitation of the National Archaeological Museum in Benguela, ANGOP has learnt.

The work has a term of execution of 12 months and will be inspected by a national company whose contract was stipulated at just over 14. 3 million kwanzas.

The National Archaeological Museum, located next to Morena beach in the city of Benguela, had a collection of 9,150 pieces in the recent past, many of which were stolen in various robberies that took place over the years.

The building where the museum is installed is work of the XVII/XVIII centuries, where the slaves were deposited temporarily before being taken to the American continent. It occupies a perimeter of eight thousand square meters and was constructed of blocks of limestone, possessing gates and railings of solid iron.

After the end of the slave trade, the building belonged to the Angola Customs.

In 1976, it was in this same building created the National Museum of Archeology.

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