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Ruins of some apartments at the royal palace of the King of Dahomey after being destroyed by french cannonballs at Abomey


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  Quote Askia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Mar-2014 at 12:28
Old palace of the Oyo emperor with royal gables


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Loango, a city in the Kongo kingdom


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  Quote Askia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Mar-2014 at 12:37
View of Mbanza Kongo (The capital of the Kongo kingdom which sat on mount Mongo a Kaila), from the Kongo river. 


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Sungbo's Eredo is a rampart/system of walls and ditches in southwest Nigeria. It was built in honor of the Ijebu noblewoman Oloye Bilikisu Sungbo. Total length of fortifications is more than 160 kilometres (99 mi). Fortifications consist of a ditch with unusually smooth walls and bank in the inner side of ditch. The height difference between the bottom of the ditch and the upper rim of the bank on the inner side can reach 20 metres (66 ft). Works have been performed in laterite, a typical African soil consisting of clay and iron oxides. Ditch forms an uneven ring around the area of ancient Ijebu state, an area approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) wide in north-south, with the walls flanked by trees and other vegetation, turning the ditch into green tunnel. As a construction project, it required more earth to be moved than the Great Pyramid of Giza. 


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A surviving part of the Eredo. The entire project was built between 800-1000 AD. 


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The hill complex from Great Zimbabwe


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More of the hill complex


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An entrance to the great enclosure


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Entrance to great enclosure 


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A passage in the great enclosure


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