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UNESCO World Heritage

Benin, Royal Palaces of Abomey

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, December 30, 2009 at 16:39:33

Location Province du Zou, Benin
Coordinates N7 10 60 E1 58 60
Type Cultural
Property 47.6000 ha
Date of Inscription 1985

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/323 )

From 1625 to 1900, 12 kings succeeded one another at the head of the powerful Kingdom of Abomey. With the exception of King Akaba, who had his own separate enclosure, they all had their palaces built within the same cob-wall area, in keeping with previous palaces as regards the use of space and materials. The royal palaces of Abomey are a unique reminder of this vanished kingdom.

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