Benin Empire History

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AfriCan
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:02 am

Modern Benin is a small country neighbouring Nigeria, but the one being referred to in this video is a powerful African kingdom that used to be based in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria. The kingdom is nowadays most famous for its bronze statues that were plundered by British colonialists. By the 1400s, the empire had made contact with Portuguese traders, and even established diplomatic links with the European power. This documentary sheds more light on the mystery that is The Benin Empire.