Abomey

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important art

Abomey directly by marching straight north from Calavi just north of Cotonou, French General Alfred Dodds attacked from Porto-Novo, moving up the Oueme valley (Ouémé River) until he was within striking distance of Abomey, via Cove and Bohicon. Appliquéd cloth is an important art form in Benin, West Africa, particularly in the area around Abomey, where it has been a tradition since the 18th century and the kingdom of Danhomè (Dahomey). * Wikipedia:Abomey Commons:Category:Abomey


major commercial

Petit Vingtième'' magazine staged a triumphant return of ‘Tintin’ and ‘Snowy’ to Brussels on July 9, 1931. They were accompanied by ten Congolese and met by Hergé himself. -- Most Fon today live in villages and small towns in mud houses with corrugated iron gable roofs. Cities built by the Fon include Abomey, the historical capital city of Dahomey, and Ouidah on the Slave Coast. These cities were major commercial centres for the slave trade. Wikipedia:Abomey Commons:Category:Abomey


pearls

Porto-Novo. Agadja's reign was characterized by continual warfare. The Yorùbá (Yoruba people) soldiers of the Oyo Empire defeated the army of Abomey; Agadja parlayed peace terms including the payment of tribute. For the next hundred years, the Kingdom of Abomey paid the King of Oyo (Oyo Empire) an annual tribute in young men and women destined for slavery or death in ceremonies, as well as cloth, guns, animals and pearls. Agadja's reign was characterized by continual

warfare. The Yorùbá (Yoruba people) soldiers of the Oyo Empire defeated the army of Abomey; Agadja parlayed peace terms including the payment of tribute. For the next hundred years, the Kingdom of Abomey paid the King of Oyo (Oyo Empire) an annual tribute in young men and women destined for slavery or death in ceremonies, as well as cloth, guns, animals and pearls. The kingdom of Abomey grew during Agadja's reign, however; it conquered Allada in 1724, and in 1727


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de la IVe République: Hubert Maga newspaper National Assembly of France accessdate 2008-10-25 . where he remained for three years. During his subsequent schooling at the Ponty Normal School in Dakar, Maga became friends with Hamani Diori, the future president of Niger. . Legacy Maga's rise to power occurred during a period of intense regionalism, spurred by the historical resentment shared by members


torture

of bas-reliefs and artwork that display everyday life, including war, sacrifices and torture methods. The palaces are: * Akaba Royal Palace * Gbehanzin Royal Palace * Palace of King Glele * Palace of King Agaja * Palace of King Tegbessu * Palace of King Agoli-Agbo * Palace of King Ghezo * Palace of King Angoglo * Palace of King Kpengla It is also worth visiting the nearby museum: *

lat 7.18639 long 1.99391 directions phone +229 22 50 03 14 tollfree fax hours M-F: 8:30am-6pm, Sa-Su: 8:30am-5pm price CFA 2500 content Houses a number of artefacts and relics from the area. Some of the banners show torture and war tactics of the former Kingdom. The throne of Ghezo is exhibited, which was built on top of human skulls. Admission includes a guided tour, which takes about an hour. Do thumb 250px A royal palace. (File:Abomey-Königspalast3.jpg) Buy


national resistance

''' (1844 – December 10, 1906, in Blida, Algeria) is considered the eleventh (if Adandozan is not counted) King of Dahomey (now Benin). Upon taking the throne, he changed his name from Kondo. He succeeded his father, Glele, and ruled from 1889 to 1894. Behanzin was Abomey's last independent ruler established through traditional power structures. He was a ruler who led the national resistance during the Dahomey War (Second Franco-Dahomean War). Through superior intelligence (intelligence (information gathering)) gathering, superior weaponry, subversion by some members of the royal family who had been corrupted by bribes, and a campaign of psychological warfare that included cutting down most of the sacred trees in the Oueme (Ouémé Department) and Zou (Zou Department), and an unexpected attack strategy, the French succeeded in defeating Dahomey, the last of the traditional African kingdoms to succumb to European colonization. Instead of attacking Abomey directly by marching straight north from Calavi just north of Cotonou, French General Alfred Dodds attacked from Porto-Novo, moving up the Oueme valley (Ouémé River) until he was within striking distance of Abomey, via Cove and Bohicon. Appliquéd cloth is an important art form in Benin, West Africa, particularly in the area around Abomey, where it has been a tradition since the 18th century and the kingdom of Danhomè (Dahomey). * Wikipedia:Abomey Commons:Category:Abomey


rich+complex

2008 '''Candomblé Jeje''' is the Candomblé cult that the Vodou (West African Vodun)s of Kingdom of Dahomey (Abomey) brought to the Brazil by enslaved Africans in various regions of West Africa and Central Africa. These Voduns are the rich, complex and high Fon mythology. The various ethnic groups as Fon (Fon people), Ewe (Ewe (people)), Fante (Fante language), Ashanti (Ashanti people), mine (Mining) to come in Brazil, were called "djedje"


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popular with tourists and as a centre for crafts. Threats As reported by UNESCO World Heritage News, the Royal Palaces of Abomey suffered from a fire on January 21, 2009, "which destroyed several buildings."488 UNESCO World Heritage news, February 13, 2009 The fire was the most recent disaster which has plagued the site, coming after a powerful tornado damaged the site in 1984.


military career

of Abomey in Benin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin was born on January 16, 1917, a direct descendant of the kings of Abomey, the town of his birth. He attended the Ecole William Ponty and the French West Africa School of Medicine in Dakar. He served in the French Army for a short while, where he attained the rank of sergeant. After his short military career, Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin decided to pursue dentristry, opening an office in Porto Novo. .<


military+culture

on walls, p9. Getty Publications, 1999. ISBN 0892365692 Dahomey had a military culture aimed at securing and eventually expanding the borders of the small kingdom with its capital at modern day Abomey. The majority of Benin's population lives in the south. The population is young, with a life expectancy of 59 years. About 42 African ethnic groups live in this country; these various groups settled in Benin at different times and also migrated within the country. Ethnic groups include the Yoruba (Yoruba people) in the southeast (migrated from Nigeria in the 12th century); the Dendi (Dendi people) in the north-central area (they came from Mali in the 16th century); the Bariba (Bariba people) and the Fula (Fula people) ( Wikipedia:Abomey Commons:Category:Abomey

Abomey

'''Abomey''' is a city in the Zou Department of Benin, formerly the capital of the ancient kingdom of Dahomey, including the Republic of Dahomey (1960–1975) which became modern-day Benin. The kingdom was established about 1625. The commune covers an area of 142 square kilometres and as of 2012 had a population of 90,195 people.

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