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Abomey – King Behanzin statue
Behanzin, statue, monument, Abomey, Benin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behanzin was the 11th king of Dahomey kingdom. The heart of the Kingdom was Abomey, today a small town in Benin. In the 17-18th centuries Dahomey was a center of slave trade, and slaves, as commodity gave it its richness.
Behanzin, who ruled the kingdom at the end of the 19th century, was the one who fought the French that tried to colonize the country.
He lost the battle.
You can see him here, stands at the entrance to Abomey, and push the french away.

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