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Abomey craftsmen

Benin

    Abomey craftsmen
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    Cast bronze sculpture
    29  x 56  x 27  cm

    Date of entry at UNESCO


    Donation made to UNESCO by the President of Benin, Mr. Nicéphore Soglo, on the occasion of his visit to UNESCO

    Country of origin
      Benin

    Donating country
      Benin


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    © Photo: UNESCO/D. Matar


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    A city in the current-day Republic of Benin, Abomey was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Danhomè (Dahomey). This city, famous for its many palaces that cover 44 hectars, has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1985. Abomey is a significant historical, cultural and tourist site. Important work for the safeguard and valorization of the buildings and collections has been taking place ever since 1992.

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