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Anchor of Santa Maria at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien

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Anchor of Santa Maria at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien

Here is a picture of the Anchor of Santa Maria located at Musée du Panthéon National in Haïti

Recently, a site in Caracol was visited by 3 archeologists from the Spanish Government with the purpose of excavating the same spot where, in 1796, the anchor of the Santa Maria was found. The anchor, part of the fleet of Christopher Columbus, was found in Fournier-Bellevue and remains today one of the biggest draws at the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) where it has been since April 7, 1983. Engraved with scenes that depict the Spanish arrival as well as the genocide of the indigenous people, the anchor is an illustrative part of the permanent collection, also depicting some scenes from the 16th to 17th century rule of the European military.

Tags: Santa Maria, Museum, Anchor, Panthéon National, Christopher Colombus, MUPANAH

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