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Europeans in the town of Macacu, 2.

Ceramics from Seculo XVI and XIX.
The Macacu 2 site is the one with the highest concentration of fine earthenware and stoneware.
Linked to a period between the mid-eighteenth century until the late nineteenth.

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Europeans in the town of Macacu.

The presence of these fragments shows the occupation of the area by Europeans since the beginnings of the sixteenth century.
Besides the Portuguese, Spanish and French also attended its coastline.

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Tembetá

Tembetá: (Tupi and Guarani language); Tembe: lower lip, and Ita: stone.

Labial ornament made of polished stone, used by male Indians.

Decoration round lip with a T-shaped extension on the end which enters the hole in the lip and the tip-shaped hole or a protrusion in the shape of mushroom.

Usually the stone was green quartz.


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Quinta da Boa Vista

The huge area of Quinta da Boa Vista measures some 150,000 square metres and was the residence of the imperial royal family from 1809 to 1889 when the Republic was proclaimed. The romantic gardens were designed in 1869 by French landscape designer Auguste Francois Marie Glaziou. Today it's a large and busy park with gardens and lakes. The former imperial mansion now houses the National Museum and there is also a zoo which is worth a visit.

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Quinta da Boa Vista

Rio's largest historic park offers lush gardens and lawns, bicycles lanes, lakes, caves and islands. The park was created in 1600's and given as a gift to the Portuguese royal family. Quinta da Boa Vista was their official residence until the Republic was proclaimed. Now you will find a zoo and the National Museum. A wonderful location for history lovers.

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