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    Benin Symbolism

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    According to BBC, the kingdom of Benin started in the 900s when the Edo individuals settled in the rainforests of West Africa. By the 1400s they had made a well off kingdom with a powerful ruler, known as the Oba. The Obas lived in palaces decorated with shining brass. Continuously, the Obas won more land and developed an empire. They additionally began exchanging with dealers from Europe and with other African kingdoms. Rather than utilizing cash they traded merchandise, for example, brass manilla bracelets, cowrie shells, guns from Europe, ivory from Benin, peppercorns from Benin and slaves from Benin ( BBC 1 ). Plankensteiner stated that, principally made of cast bronze and cut ivory, Benin craftsmanship was delivered essentially for…

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    Imagine you are an international student studying in France and your French is limited to the classroom conservations. I am sure you will be frightened and anxious. Fortunately, you have a friend studying in France that is bilingual. He or she helps you navigate the system. You are now happy and ready to tackle your education. Well this is similar to the story of my best friend and I. I am from the Republic of Benin in West Africa and the official language is French. I completed my elementary,…

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    Benin

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    In 1988, Benin’s president, Mathieu Kerekou, signed various contracts that stated that Benin would allow hazardous waste products to be imported into the country as long as they were being paid to hold the waste. One of the contracts was with a company called Sesco-Gibraltar. Sesco-Gibraltar and Benin had an agreement stating that the company could ship toxic waste from Europe and North America to Benin for a fee of $2.50 per each ton brought into the country. Because Benin’s government was in…

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    Benin Kingdom

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    History of the Benin shrines and altars go back to the thirteenth century located in the Africa’s beautiful tropical forest region of South – Central, Nigeria Edo Estate. The Benin kingdom consist of not only the Edo people, they also include the peoples of Igbo, Ijaw, Yoruba, and Itsekiri that live along the Edo state boarders. The Benin kingdom is one of the many places in Africa known for its sophisticated and beautiful art made of ivory, brass, and wood. “The Edo artist consist of brass…

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    Women In Benin

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    Throughout history, all civilizations have had some form of discrimination, whether that is through slavery or through religious reasons. Many countries, such as the United States, do not discriminate against women in their agricultural sector, yet Benin is not one of these countries. Benin is a smaller, undeveloped country located in West Africa. This makes the country’s production of agricultural products much less diversified and focused on ridding itself of sexism. This article goes into an…

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    The absolute location of French Guinea is 4 north and 53 west. It is located to the left and above Brazil, and to the right of Surinam. It is slightly larger than Indiana with a population of 277,316 people, in 1950 it was only 25,479. Guyana has 3 main types of transport; normal buses, Air links, and taxi boats. The average year round temperature is 85° Fahrenheit. The people of French guinea are new world Native American, African, and European descent, and some Asian, like most of North and…

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    Bring Them Home: Benin Art, Universal Museum and Artifact Repatriation Nigeria, the Giant of Africa, earned its title in terms of its geographic size, population size and economic growth. It is also popular for producing a vast majority of West-African art. According to Shyllon (1998), of all the countries south of the Sahara, Nigeria dominates in the production of sculptured antiquities as it possesses nine-tenths of sculptures aged at greater than a century. The ancient city of Benin in…

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    The Benin Empire

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    The Benin Empire was a pre-colonial empire situated in the western Africa country known as Nigeria in the forest region. Nigeria is located along the south west of Africa, surrounding countries are Niger, Benin, and Cameroon. This empire was located near the south west of Nigeria close to the coast. In summary the Benin Empire can be dated back to 1180-1897 C.E. the fall of the Empire is the result of the British Empire coming in and burning down the empire after the King of the empire grew…

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    Benin Culture

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    has been a timeless tradition among humans and the lost Kingdom of Benin is no different. Created in the years, circa 1550-1650, one of over 900 plaques made to honor the Oba and record the events of the Court of Benin, this particular plaque, labeled Oba and attendants is a strong example of the craftsmanship and skill of the people of Benin. Through the use of various techniques, such as hierarchical scale and symbolism, the plaque tells an intricately detailed story of the events and ideals…

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    Kingdom Of Benin Essay

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    The Kingdom of Benin Kingdom of Benin, was an independent country located in West Africa, in the fifteenth century, it was the major power of the West Africa, which is the south west of Nigeria currently. It was first discovered by the Portuguese, when the Portuguese traders built some business relationship with the merchants of Benin, and this was the first cultural encounter between Benin and Europe, but how exactly did this cultural encounter influence on the people of Benin? And How Did it…

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