The Tomb of Joaquim Nabuco

The Tomb of Joaquim Nabuco

The Nabuco Chapel Mausoleum was the work of Italian sculptor Giovanni Nicolini, inaugurated in 1914, commissioned by the Government of Pernambuco. It features a visual narrative, depicting half-naked men, women, and children theatrically portraying the effort made to raise the coffin of the one who was the “redeemer of the enslaved race in Brazil,” as stated in the text above the chapel door.

The Tomb of Joaquim Nabuco

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The return of Dom Pedro II to Brazil after the Abolition of Slavery

The return of Dom Pedro II to Brazil after the Abolition of Slavery

In August 1888, the city of Rio de Janeiro welcomed the return of Emperor Dom Pedro II after a year-long trip to Europe for medical treatment. As they sighted Guanabara Bay, they saw the tribute made by the students of the Military School, then located at Praia Vermelha. They had placed a twelve-meter sign on top of Sugarloaf Mountain with the word “Salve” (Hail).

The return of Dom Pedro II to Brazil after the Abolition of Slavery
Emperor Dom Pedro II, his wife Empress Dona Teresa Cristina, his grandson Prince Pedro Augusto of Saxe-Coburg and Braganza with entourage (highlighting the Monarch’s personal physician, Count of Mota Maia, Count of Nioac, Counts of Carapebus, and Dom Pedro II’s professor of oriental languages, Christian Friedrich Seybold) on board the steamship “Congo” in Rio de Janeiro, after returning from a trip to Europe, August 1888.
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