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  • Benin Symbolism

    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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  • Benefits Of Studying In The Republic Of Benin

    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

    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

    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

    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 Benin Empire

    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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  • Kingdom Of Benin Essay

    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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  • Cultural Encounter Between Benin And European Culture

    of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively (OED). Culture is a part of any human being. Sometimes cultures get involved with each other and it's known as cultural encounter. Cultural encounter is the way that the culture clash with each other. You can see the similarity between them and the difference as well as the huge impact that they leave on the individuals and the society. Cultural encounters give us the chance to see and understand how different people and different society…

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  • Queen Mother Pendant Mask

    In the 16th century, the Queen Mother Pendant Mask (pictured on the cover page) was created in the Kingdom of Benin to honor the Oba (King) Esigie’s mother, Idia, the first “Queen Mother” (or “iyoba”) of Benin.*************** (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum) The people who created this were known as the Edo people, also called “Bini”, who are located in today’s southern Nigeria and speak a Volta-Niger language, which is one of the branches of the Niger-Congo language family.…

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  • Miss Biisi Daba Character Analysis

    Igie Ehanire, a research student on African art history in London gets touched, he get more perturbed about the injustice of the British invasion of Benin. Oba Ovoramwen receives messages of the visit of the white man. The British representative present a document of treaty to the Benin Empire to offer them protection but the Oba sees the treaty base on false claim. In refusing to sign the document, the Oba appointed Obaseki as an intermediary between the Oba and the white man. The Oba in doubt…

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