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Maldives celebrate 50 years of independence with replica of ancient village

Male' City, Maldives.
Male’ City, Maldives. Image by Nattu / CC BY 2.0

As part of the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of independence from Great Britain, the government of the Maldives  is to build a replica of an ancient Maldivian village on the island of Male. Set in the middle of the most densely-populated island in the Maldives, the village will consist of small palm-thatched houses, huts made of coconut palm trunks, and traditional rope swings. Read more: minivannews.com