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Amazone dahomey

Amazone dahomey

Crystal Palace, Sydenham. Amazon Natives of Dahomey, 1893

Crystal Palace, Sydenham. Amazon Natives of Dahomey, 1893

The Benin Empire was located in southern Nigeria, east of Yorubaland and west of the Niger River.   Benin is one of the states of southern Nigeria which claim to have obtained kingship from the Yoruba city of Ife. Archaeological research at Benin has shown, however, that important developments preceded the foundation of the empire. In the countryside around Benin City lies an extraordinary complex of walls, thirty feet high in places and stretching perhaps 10,000 miles in length.

The Benin Empire was located in southern Nigeria, east of Yorubaland and west of the Niger River. Benin is one of the states of southern Nigeria which claim to have obtained kingship from the Yoruba city of Ife. Archaeological research at Benin has shown, however, that important developments preceded the foundation of the empire. In the countryside around Benin City lies an extraordinary complex of walls, thirty feet high in places and stretching perhaps 10,000 miles in length.

Dahomey Amazon warriors practicing their military skills and posing for the camera. Circa 1893

Dahomey Amazon warriors practicing their military skills and posing for the camera. Circa 1893

Exposition d'ethnographie coloniale. Champ de Mars, Palais des Arts libéraux. 150 Dahoméens. Le Roi Jonaï chef d'Agoué, Prince Kosoko, 2 Min...

Exposition d'ethnographie coloniale. Champ de Mars, Palais des Arts libéraux. 150 Dahoméens. Le Roi Jonaï chef d'Agoué, Prince Kosoko, 2 Min...

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