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Benin City (Nigeria), The Mighty Medieval Capital Now Lost Without Trace

Benin City

With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’. So why is nothing left? Ancient Benin city was described as ‘wealthy and industrious, well-governed and richly decorated’. This is the story of a lost medieval …

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