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Archipel

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25 10 '17 > 21 01 '18 @ La Boverie

Throughout the history of Indonesia – an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands – the sea has played a prominent role. It brought the first Austronesian immigrants and their culture and thanks to the sea, great empires (such as the Srivijaya and the Majapahit) and their trade could flourish. The Europeans also arrived by sea, in search of precious spices. Today, the sea stands at the centre of geopolitical issues and brings alternating prosperity and disaster. A fascinating story about Indonesia and the sea.