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13432000New Haven harbour entranceThe white chalk cliffs date back to the Upper Cretaceous (80 million years BCE), more precisely from the Campanian era, which can also be found in France, near Dieppe.New Haven harbour entranceThe white chalk cliffs date back to the Upper Cretaceous (80 million years BCE), more precisely...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37002r_detour.jpg?itok=5bImH8LkMuséum du Havre
6832000Stonehenge megalithic site (Wiltshire), C.-A. Lesueur, 1815This site is undoubtedly the major spiritual place in this area. It is believed to be a funerary monument. Its conception and construction date back to the Neolithic and were achieved during the Bronze Age (from 2,800 to 1,100 years BCE). Stonehenge has been known since the Middle Ages and the site has been under restoration since the 20th century. It is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stonehenge megalithic site...This site is undoubtedly the major spiritual place in this area. It is believed to be a funerary...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37011v37012r_0.jpg?itok=nuAEMp_wMuséum du Havre
13752000Stonehenge megalithic siteSeveral rows of standing stones are set in a circle. Some of the stones are decorated with engraved patterns (daggers and squares). Lesueur's pictures provide rare information on the evolution of the site.Stonehenge megalithic siteSeveral rows of standing stones are set in a circle. Some of the stones are decorated with engraved...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37014r_detour.jpg?itok=wV4dA65TMuséum du Havre
13402000Royal Observatory, Greenwich, near London, C.-A. Lesueur, 1815The Royal Observatory was founded in 1775 in Greenwich (in the eastern suburbs of London). It gave its name to the Greenwich meridian, which was established as a prime meridian in 1851. By 1800, London was already a world-famous capital, with a population of almost one million inhabitants. “M. Lesueur is a clever artist and a zealous naturalist; he has undertaken extensive works on jellyfish and other mollusks, which he would like to complete by visiting the London collections. (…) I would appreciate if you could welcome M. Lesueur and help him with his research”. Letter from Georges Cuvier to Everard Home (The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London)Royal Observatory, Greenwich, near...The Royal Observatory was founded in 1775 in Greenwich (in the eastern suburbs of London). It gave...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37010r_detour.jpg?itok=J23pKjvzMuséum du Havre
13402000Everyday scene in a small Cornish town, C.-A. Lesueur, 1815The town is not specifically identified. It is probably located near Penzance, which stands today as the largest town in Cornwall.Everyday scene in a small Cornish...The town is not specifically identified. It is probably located near Penzance, which stands today...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37031r_detour_0.jpg?itok=cpEBgUYfMuséum du Havre
13292000Land's End lighthouse, Western Cornwall, C.-A. Lesueur, 1815C.-A. Lesueur, 1815Land's End lighthouse, Western...C.-A. Lesueur, 1815Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37038r_detour.jpg?itok=DB-D6z_TMuséum du Havre
13402000Sinking of a merchant ship on the English shores, C.-A. Lesueur, 1815The first English factories date back to the end of the 16th century. By the 19th century, the United Kingdom had become the first merchant empire in the world.Sinking of a merchant ship on the...The first English factories date back to the end of the 16th century. By the 19th century, the...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37032r_detour.jpg?itok=fR9A1-5dMuséum du Havre
13422000Cobalt mine, near Redruth, C.-A. Lesueur, 1815C.-A. Lesueur's voyage to the United Kingdom as a naturalist and illustrator lasted two years. During this voyage, he visited a cobalt mine near Redruth.Cobalt mine, near Redruth, C.-A....C.-A. Lesueur's voyage to the United Kingdom as a naturalist and illustrator lasted two years....Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37021r_detour.jpg?itok=K6GAwKnMMuséum du Havre
6792000Saint Michael's Mount bay, C.-A. Lesueur, 1815Saint Michael's Mount is a small tidal island crowned by a granite castle and a church dedicated to Saint Michael dating back to the 14th century. When C.-A. Lesueur discovered the small harbour, the few houses, and the chapel, he probably had not envisioned that within three centuries, this barren land would become a renowned seaside resort.Saint Michael's Mount bay, C.-A....Saint Michael's Mount is a small tidal island crowned by a granite castle and a church dedicated to...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37034v37035r_detour.jpg?itok=1eDuzx8JMuséum du Havre
13882000Baie de Saint Michael’s MountBaie de Saint Michael’s MountZoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37028r_detour.jpg?itok=_qbiSnlaMuséum du Havre
13282000Baie de Saint Michael’s MountBaie de Saint Michael’s MountZoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/37048.jpg?itok=v0XcU6xKMuséum du Havre

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