The kingdom of Benin

The kingdom of Benin began in the 900s. Learn about the kingdom, how it was ruled and when it ended.

What was life like in Benin?

What was life like in Benin city? Find out what goods people traded and how the city was ruled.

What can we learn from the art of Benin?

Benin craft workers made many kinds of art. Learn how brass casters made art and why animals were important.

What other kingdoms were in West Africa?

West Africa has been home to many kingdoms. Find out about the different kingdoms and learn about Mansa Munsa.