Abomey

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work world

classroom unesco abomey.html History.com - 1860s 24 000 - 1979 38 412 - 1992


good quality

* The '''Musée Historique d'Abomey''' sells souvenirs, including banners and bronze figurines. * 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


traditional power

''' (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


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


life expectancy

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


significant traditional

and historically significant traditional sites in West Africa, the palaces form one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The town was surrounded by a mud wall with a circumference estimated at six miles (''Encyclopaedia Britannica'', 1911), pierced by six gates, and protected by a ditch five feet deep, filled with a dense growth of prickly acacia, the usual defence of West African strongholds. Within the walls were villages separated by fields, several royal palaces, a market-place and a large square containing the barracks. In November 1892, Béhanzin, the last independent reigning king of Dahomey, being defeated by French colonial forces, set fire to Abomey and fled northward. The French colonial administration (French West Africa) rebuilt the town and connected it with the coast by a railroad. Wikipedia:Abomey Commons:Category:Abomey


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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.


world history

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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

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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