By Miguel Estrada and Edis Joya
The first European's to reach Benin were Portuguese explorers in 1485 A.D.Since the Portuguese explorers couldn't take over Benin they established a strong trading relationship with the Portuguese of tropical products for vanilla and guns. Benin survived mobs of British soldiers. British ruled over Benin in the February 17, 1897. The Benin kingdom was burned to the ground after a bloody fight. The Olas palace was looted of their resources. Since the kings son was still alive he rebuilt the palace in the early 20th century. Since the Benin people were so talented they are still famous for their bronze castings.
Location & Origin
The Benin empire was located in present day Nigeria, and it was believed to have started in 900 A.D.
This is the most accurate descriptive picture in the world.
The Benin culture was very famous for their art.
These weapons were used by Benin warriors when fighting the British.