The Benin Bronzes

Here are four videos that show some Benin Bronze plaques and ivory artwork at the British Museum London, United Kingdom. These plaques tell a full and rich narrative of the Benin Kings accomplishments over centuries.

Their delicate and intricate 3D features make them a marvel to behold, little wonder the British could not resist them those many years ago; they are awesome. Have a peek:

They need to be seen for full appreciation of their cumulative value. 

 You can see the British Museum collection online on this link:

  ©The Trustees of the British Museum
Or better still, see them in person at:

British Museum
Great Russell Street
Below are links to two great teaching resources produced by the British Museum; be sure to try them out or simply read them for general information about the Great  Kingdom of Benin.

Teachers’ notes:
The Wealth of Africa: The Kingdom of Benin:
Students’ worksheets:

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