The Benin Bronzes of Nigeria, 16th Century Portuguese Using Caucasian and African Slaves and African Rights Within Society, Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés Meeting the Aztecs, Spain Conquering and Exploiting Mexico, Central America, and South America, Conversion to Catholicism and the Destruction of Indigenous Culture, the Spanish Adopting Aztec Customs, the Reason Japan Remained Sovereign, Portugal’s Relationship with Japan, the Namban Screen, Japanese Isolation, Trade Permitted With the Dutch Upon Deshima Island, Japan, the Dutch Introducing the Convex Lens, and the Boston Tea Party Dumping Dutch East India Trading Company Product

The Benin Bronzes which were looted from Africa during the 19th century, are now recognized as one of Africa’s greatest masterpieces. Made as commerative plaques, they were created to act as decorative artwork within the palace of Benin. Today, Benin City is part of modern day Nigeria, still ruled by an Oba, just as it was throughout history. Modern day Benin bronze casters utilize techniques inherited from other west African people dating back to the 10th century. During the 16th century, the P...

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