This is a page in New York Times, Jan. 21, 1897. The aftermath of this was the notorious Benin Expedition of 1897. The attack on the Benin Kingdom was carried out on 9-18 February 1897 #Benin #Edo #Nigeria #Culture.


The Palace of the Oba of Benin was looted and treasures were forcefully taken away,including the famous piece of the queen idia head. The aftermath of this attack saw to the deportation of Oba Ovonramwen to Calabar where he died and his grave unknown till today.

The Benin kingdom is still yet to recover his precious treasures stolen from the attack.

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