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Royal Palaces of Abomey
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Royal Palaces of Abomey

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Benin
Best of: Palace
Description:
From 1625 to 1900, 12 kings succeeded one another at the head of the powerful Kingdom of Abomey. With the exception of King Akaba, who had his own separate enclosure, they all had their palaces built within the same cob-wall area, in keeping with previous palaces as regards the use of space and materials. The royal palaces of Abomey are a unique reminder of this vanished kingdom.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Royal Palaces of Abomey", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.