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History of Benin
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The history of Benin is a succession of several kingdoms, it was the seat of Dahomey, one of the great medieval African kingdoms.
1990: the country becomes the Republic of Benin.
Zoomable map/satellite view of Benin
Political Map of Benin
Administrative Map of Benin
Benin Country Profile
Map of Africa
Archives Nationale du Benin
The not well maintained page provides some general informations on Benin and offers collections, publications and some photos. (in French)
Abomey Historical Museum
History and kings of the Danhomè (Dahomey) kingdom.
BBC Country Profile: Benin historical timeline.
Benin's government website articel about the History of Benin (in French).
Chronologie des principaux événements politiques au Bénin
Chronology of major political events in Benin.
La route de l'esclave - The Slave Route
An UNESCO documentation about four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. (pdf format)
Musée du quai Branly: Behanzin, King of Abomey
About Behanzin's kingship of Abomey.
The World at War
Historical Timelineof DAHOMEY 1486 - 1960.
Wikipedia: History of Benin
Wikipedia article about the modern nation of Benin, which encompasses the former French colony of Dahomey.
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