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King Jaja of Opobo and Governor Nana Olomu of Itsekiri in council, N.d.

King Jaja of Opobo and Governor Nana Olomu of Itsekiri in council, N.

The Benin Expedition, 1897, a punitive expedition by a British force of 1,200 under in response to the defeat of a previous British-led invasion force (which left two men alive), troops captured, burned, and looted Benin City, ending Kingdom of Benin, resulting in much of the country’s art, including the Benin Bronzes, was either destroyed, looted or dispersed. Sept 9th, 1897, Omo n’Oba Ovoramwen is taken out of Benin on the final journey (exile) to Calabar.

nigerianostalgia: “The Benin Expedition of 1897 was a punitive expedition by a United Kingdom force of under Admiral Sir Harry Rawson in response to the defeat of a previous British-led invasion.

British visit to the Oba, Akenzua II, of Benin in 1938 - The Man Who Reclaimed Photography from Colonialism's Grasp | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

The Man Who Reclaimed Photography from Colonialism's Grasp

“Visit of the Earl of Plymouth [right] to the Oba of Benin, Oba Akenzua II, Benin kingdom, Nigeria - by Solomon Osagie Alonge

Benin Kingdom - YouTube

The Kingdom of Benin, also called the Benin Empire or the Edo Empire was a major state in pre-colonial Africa is what is now Nigeria.

"Chief of Benin with his wives and children" Vintage postcard, Nigeria, circa 1900.

"Chief of Benin with his wives and children" Vintage postcard, Nigeria, circa

Google+ #HebrewIsrealites so called negroes OR African americans of Noah's son Sem VS africans of Noah's son Ham

Google+ #HebrewIsrealites so called negroes OR African americans of Noah's son Sem VS africans of Noah's son Ham

Ovonramwen, Oba of Benin | circa 1897 | Nigeria | ©Tom Singleton Gardener

At the end of the Century British troops looted thousands of works of art from the Benin Empire - in modern-day Nigeria - and brought them home. One soldier's grandson inherited two bronzes but recently returned them to their original home.

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