A tour of the Great Benin Empire

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A tour of the Great Benin Empire

My first trip this year was to Benin city, Edo state in Nigeria. Edo state is in the South-Western part of Nigeria with Benin as the capital. I needed to see my aunty and also tour the city. I am also from Edo state and my hometown is about an hour drive away from Benin. This city has a rich cultural heritage and was one of the most developed states in West Africa before the British invasion in 1897.  You can watch Lancelot Imasuen’s movie, Invasion 1897 for more details. I checked Tripadvisor for the list of tourist places in Benin

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