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Animals return to the Palace of Versailles


Versailles, Oct 16 (EFE) .- Ostriches, chameleons and elephants have returned this week to the Palace of Versailles in an exhibition that for the first time shows the variety of species that inhabited this ancient residential complex next to French royalty. (Camera: MARIO GARCÍA SÁNCHEZ)SHOT LIST: THE EXHIBITION "THE KING'S ANIMALS", LOCATED IN THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES.SOUND BITES: CURATOR ALEXANDRE MARAL (IN FRENCH)TRANSLATIONS:1) "The Palace of Versailles, the domain of Versailles, in general, was populated with animals. They were everywhere."2) "(Versailles) is a place where there were many pets that were inside the palace, who lived with members of the royal family and courtiers, such as dogs, cats, parrots and monkeys. Therefore, it can be said that it was a place where animals lived like kings. "3) "Animals had a political function in Versailles, since it was a place of power, so everything had a political symbolism, like the birds in the collection of Louis XIV".

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