African Cities destroyed by Europeans, African Cities that were ruled by Europe, Editor's Picks, List, Loango destroyed -

5 African Cities You Didn’t Know Were Destroyed by European Imperialists

African Cities destroyed by Europeans, African Cities that were ruled by Europe, Editor's Picks, List, Loango destroyed -

5 African Cities You Didn’t Know Were Destroyed by European Imperialists

Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 4.44.07 PM

Benin City

Benin City is the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria and is currently the center of Nigeria’s rubber industry.

In 1897, Benin City was destroyed by British forces under Admiral Harry Rawson. The city was ransacked and burnt down. The British stole bronze and brought it back to England to be displayed in the British Museum of London. In order to reclaim some of Africa’s plundered treasures, Nigeria was forced to purchase some of the 700 stolen pieces of bronze in 1972.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Ben Carson’s hometown wants to remove his name from Detroit high school as HUD secretary’s legacy continues to disintegrate for Trump ties
  Ben Carson’s hometown wants to distance itself from the HUD secretary because he’s a disgrace for his ties to Presi...
Read More
Don't Wait For Black Friday: These Refurb Philips Hue Deals Are Incredible
We’re expecting to see quite a few Philips Hue deals on Black Friday, but the prices won’t get anywhere close to what...
Read More
Michael Sorrell took Paul Quinn College from barely surviving to thriving The school’s WE Over Me Farm, born out of desperation, boasts the Dallas Cowboys as a client
An interview with Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College and one of Fortune magazine’s 2018 World Leaders ...
Read More
Aux Cord Chronicles XVI: 28 times hip-hop hailed LeBron and Wade’s Miami Heat Rick Ross, Big Sean, Drake, Jay-Z, Meek Mill — the rap that made the Heat a cultural powerhouse
Sunday night in South Beach will likely be an emotional one. Not only because, with stops in Miami and Cleveland, it’...
Read More

Tags