Historical tombstones of Malacca, mostly of Portuguese origin.
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Published by Elliot Stock in London .
Written in English


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Pagination75p. :
Number of Pages75
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Open LibraryOL18638079M

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HISTORICALTOMBSTONES OF MALACCA MOSTLYOFPORTUGUESEORIGIN, WiththeInscriptionsindetailandillustratedbynumerousPhotographs. ByROBERTNORMANBLAND. LONDON: ELLIOTSTOCK,   Historical tombstones of Malacca, mostly of Portuguese origin, with the inscriptions in detail and illustrated by numerous photographs Item PreviewPages: THE SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS In this book shows. most of the Portuguese and Dutch Memorial Stones now to be found In Malacca. Some few are so worn as to be undecipherable, but others are as clear and sharp to-day as they were two or even three centuries ago. The granite stones . Historical tombstones of Malacca, mostly of Portuguese origin, with the inscriptions in detail and illustrated by numerous photographs. by: Bland, Robert Norman. Published: () Legends of the secret tunnels of Malacca by: De Witt, Dennis, Published: ().

It’s one of the most historical sites in all of Malacca. Fortified with thick walls, this Portuguese fortress is something you cannot miss. The tiny gate that is called A Famosa or Porta de Santiago, is a remnant of the history that time has not been able to wash off. The fort was handed over to the British by the Dutch in the early 19th century.   A concise guide book providing information to visitors regarding the tombstones and graves at St Paul’s Hill. It provides a transcript of the epitaphs and translations from Latin, Portuguese . Historical tombstones of Malacca, mostly of Portuguese origin, with the inscriptions in detail and illustrated by numerous photographs. (53) Journal S.B.R.A.S. No. P No. Here lies buried DAVIDT WALRAVENS,Born the i8th September, , and fell asleep in the Lord the 28th May, (54). ST. PAULS The foundation stone was laid by the Malacca born Captain of the Malacca Burghers, Abraham de Wind, on behalf of his father, Claas de Wind, a prominent Burgher who had been the Secunde (Deputy Governor) of Malacca. The church was completed 12 years later in and replaced the Bovenkerk as the primary Dutch Reformed Church in Dutch Malacca.

There is a forgotten book called Historical Tombstones of Malacca written by Robert Norman Bland in He went round churchyards in Malacca and photographed most of Portuguese and Dutch memorial stones he could find at that time. This book serves as an essential guide for those visiting St Paul's Hill at Malacca. It provides the vistor with background information regarding the ancient tombstones and graves found at the hill. It details out the location of the historic graves and includes a transcript of the epitaphs. Also provided are translations Portuguese, Latin and Dutch writings on the tombstones, as well as background information on those . Title: Historical tombstones of Malacca, mostly of Portuguese origin, with the inscriptions in detail and illustrated by numerous photographs Year: Authors: Bland, Robert Norman Subjects: Sepulchral monuments Publisher: London: Elliot Stock Contributing Library: Cornell University Library Digitizing Sponsor: MSN. View Book Page: Book Viewer.   The narrow stretch of water known as the Straits of Malacca has shaped the history of Malacca and the region for over 1, years. It is the main shipping route between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and was first used by traders from Arabia, Africa .