Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Abomey Historical Museum (Ecole du patrimoine africain)
Royal Palaces of Abomey, Benin (History Channel)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1985
Size of heritage: 48 ha
- Buffer zone: 181 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 1,983°
Latitude: 7,183°

About

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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Tisserin gendarme Ploceus cucullatus Village Weaver

Published: February 25, 2010
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Tisserin gendarme Ploceus cucullatus Village Weaver

Published: February 25, 2010
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Abomey, Bénin.

Backstage - photo session - West Africa

Published: July 08, 2012
Length: 38:54 min
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Author: Rectrue

Togo - Tamberma Village; Koutammakou, the land of the Batammariba Benin - City of Abomey February 2012 Produced by Rectrue.

Benin Projekt e.V. [Trailer 2012]

Published: November 24, 2012
Length: 04:27 min
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Author: BeninDirekt

We have realized our first charity project in Benin! We gave a job to a carpenter in Abomey/Calavi - Benin to build school furniture for three primary school...

Humanitrad Bénin

Published: April 24, 2014
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HUMANITRAD est une ONG internationale effectuant des missions de soins et de formation en médecine traditionnelle chinoise (MTC) dans différents pays. Son bu...

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