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How do they resolve conflicts amongst themselves
I got an Ancestry test done once and had never heard about this little country until I got my results back. I'm about 1% Benin (as well as Togo), and I thought it was super cool.
As an archaeologist, I enjoyed this video. You were clear and concise and to the point. Keep doing what you're doing.
I am author of the books: The Great Wall of Africa: The Empire of Benin’s 10,000 Mile Long Wall, The Real Wakandas of Africa and The Real Vibranium of Africa (by Maurice Miles Martinez). Most people are unaware that African people built a wall before transatlantic slavery in the Benin empire that is one of the most massive structures in the world. At 10,000 miles long, the Great Wall of Africa contains more material than all of the buildings in New York City’s Manhattan. If cut into 1 meter high blocks, it would wrap around the equator more than 65 times! It is arguably the planet’s greatest man-made structure. Yet, it has been ignored by historians. In my book The Great Wall of Africa: The Empire of Benin’s 10,000 Mile Long Wall, I explore the dimensions of the wall, the history of the Benin Empire’s Kings (Obas) and the stolen Benin Bronzes. These treasures that sit in the world’s museums amount to more than $14 Billion. Most people who read this book are left wondering why they never heard about the Great Wall of Africa in their history classes. The world needs more videos on this topic.
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@0:20 Looks a lot like the fortress abutting the temple of ancient Jerusalem.
So Glad I Have some Info on This TRIBE …
At least something great we have in the past which white people destroyed
The Armor looks like something from the Predator.
i thought the benin/esan are from Yoruba i know d correct history now
My great great grandfather was a soldier for oba ovonramwen
Great Kingdoms of Africa, destroyed by Europe…
hauska juttu, siis tosissaan vain tarina
Now they have modernized the historical art works even in the palace… Traditional buildings should be taken care of and not altered.
I just got my ancestry results back 38% Esan . Esan people served in the benin war and were under its empire also I believe . ❤️ So proud
What happened from bc to 1200 ad????
The evil invasion of Benin kingdom by the British force was a set back to the kingdom because of palm oil resources today Benin has been put in the group of criminal element of fulanis military power corrupt establishment lslamic religion backwards prostitution element of fulanis Nigeria government may God bless Edo kingdom amen
Before the Portuguese came the Igbos were ruling Benin but the Portuguese replaced iweka and put Ogiso from Edo tribe as the new king of Benin and most Yoruba don’t accept ogiso as their king a lot of igbos went back to onitsha Iweka and ibinu means the same thing
Oranmiyan was an Edo prince because his father oduduwa was the son of the last ogiso owodo
Nice history. It's just a shame some pictures you are showing depict the walls of great Zimbabwe or de city of Baghdad under the Umayiads…
You guys really LET THEM DOMINATE YOU, wooooow, BLK AMERICANS are a different race, yiu ppl are w3ak
Point of Correction, Ogiso had dynasty dating back centuries before the Oba dynasty started.
The people didn't reject the Ogiso dynasty in that narrative, but the death of the last Ogiso without a male heir led to the arrangement of and sending a prince Ife, who the people believe was the banished heir and only son of the last Ogiso decades prior. Since, the Ogiso Royal lineage must be kept, the People known then as Igodomigodo, entered negotiations with the then Oba of Ife(the believed banished heir that became a king (Oba) in Ife to send his own so since he had refused to return to the land that mistreated him. He reluctantly agreed but gave in with stiff conditions to send his son to rain in Benin as Oba and no more Ogiso.
What a great video :)
Isn't it fantastic how a tale can be so eerily similar to perhaps some of the best known chapters of my ancestors' history. Royally misunderstood and with far more grey layers than most would expect.
There are those who would believe your continent was stuck in a cave until the Europeans showed up. A misconception that must be displaced.
The English called my people vikings. A violent lifestyle that surely made the greatest impression. But my people was also known as traders and explorers. They traded far and wide with a varity of morally questionable goods. Arab gold coins and baltic slaves reached unparalleled new destination.
I wonder: Would more people know about the pre colonial civilizations in Africa like Benin or the Mali's Empire if they accomplished something unbelievable, something so incredible that all preconception would be ruined.
My ancestors reached north america. They named the unknown lands Greenland, Vinland, Markland and Helluland. But all was eventually abandoned to locals and some other newcomers.
I once read about a tale of a Mansa (emperor) named Abu Bakr II. He sort to reach "the limits of the ocean". I wonder what if he had come halfway. And created a link between the west african kingdoms, and empires, and this brave new world.
This is a great African empire, Benin Kingdom. Thanks for sharing.
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Point of correction , the Binis were against slavery!
Nice one boss
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