The Benin massacres

September 13 2014

I mentioned Benin City in Nigeria in the post before last. This is from from David Attenborough’s seven-part BBC series The Tribal Eye (1975). The Benin Empire lasted from 1440 to 1897. The ruler was called the Oba.

Southern Nigeria (old post).

2 Responses to “The Benin massacres”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    The Kingdom of Dahomey (1600-1900), which corresponds to the country called Benin, seems to have been of less historical and cultural importance. It was abolished by the French.


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