The Benin Kingdom is an ancient Kingdom in West Africa, in Edo State, Nigeria to be precise. It was a kingdom among kingdoms. It was a hub of ancient rulership and governance in West Africa.
The king called the Oba was at the helm of affairs and was regarded as the commander-in-chief. The palace is spectacular as a place of abode for the Oba(king of Benin) and other royals.
It was initially built by Oba Ewedo(1255AD-1280AD). This spectacular Edifice was destroyed by the British after the Kingdom contended with the British army at war in 1897. It is a preservation of the lavish Benin culture and tradition. The Palace has been listed as a heritage and tourist site.
It is mostly visited by curators, archaeologists and historians from all over the world. The palace however has evolved to become what it is today.