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Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Rossikk(m): 3:04am On Nov 29, 2023
The City of Benin, 1846



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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Rossikk(m): 3:04am On Nov 29, 2023
^^^ Benin Ciy had multi-storeyed buildings as early as the 1500s, and so it shouldn't be a surprise that they had them in 1846, 51 years before the colonial invasion.

The Benin Empire was a very sophisticated civilization.

Do you know they exchanged ambassadors with Portugal in 1504?

The Benin ambassador lived in Lisbon, Portugal in opulent settings, liaising with the Portuguese aristocracy and king, just like his Portuguese counterpart was doing in Benin.

When his tenure ended, he was replaced by a new ambassador, just as we do today!

I'm certain this happened with other nations Benin traded with, even in Africa, not just Portugal.

They might even have sent ambassadors to Igboland and to the north. Even to the Ghana and Mali Empires, and the Kongo empire of central Africa, and possibly all the way south to the Zulus.

The Benin empire prospered for a thousand years, until 1897 when the British finally overran it.


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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Prechgold1180(m): 3:28am On Nov 29, 2023
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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by ipobarecriminals: 5:09am On Nov 29, 2023
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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by nayolight(m): 5:15am On Nov 29, 2023
Them civilize, na him oyubo people pack all their artifact go? Am sure the trade didn't favor them , if what we are seeing now is what is left of that city.

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by DomPerignon: 5:20am On Nov 29, 2023
Rossikk:
^^

They might even have sent ambassadors to Igboland


Ambassador to iboland ?

No make me laff ?

Ambassador to iboland for what ?

To communicate with which king or authority in iboland ?


Iboland was an insignificant patch of clay filled with lawlessness and no civilization.


Why Lisbon no exchange ambassador with iboland ?

We are talking empires here and you mention your wasteland .

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by AbuTwins: 5:22am On Nov 29, 2023
Why can't they replicate the talents?

A talent that is not passed down is lost.

That's selfishness!

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Rossikk(m): 5:22am On Nov 29, 2023
DomPerignon:



Ambassador to iboland ?

No make me laff ?

Ambassador to iboland for what ?

To communicate with which king or authority in iboland ?


Iboland was an insignificant patch of clay filled with lawlessness and no civilization.


Why Lisbon no exchange ambassador with iboland ?

We are talking empires here and you mention your wasteland .


I knew one of you would get mischievous the minute you see Igbo in the sentence.

I tire for una for this nairaland.. undecided

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by DomPerignon: 5:25am On Nov 29, 2023
nayolight:
Them civilize, na him oyubo people pack all their artifact go? Am sure if the trade favor them , if what we are seeing now is what is left of that city.

And what were your ancestors and people known for ?

You that your people only became civilized to an extent due to borrowed European culture in 1945.


British looted Bini of its artefacts .

While Jewish merchants nearly harvested your people to extinction into slavery.

Know when to shut up .

When the European came they met the Oyo Empire, Bini Empire, proud kingdoms in the SS and a powerful Islamic theorocratic empire in the north and kingdoms in the middlebelt.

There was nothing worth writing about your people other than the level of barbarity , savagery and cannibalism.

We no be mate.

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by DomPerignon: 5:26am On Nov 29, 2023
Rossikk:


I knew one of you would get mischievous the minute you see Igbo in the sentence.

I tire for una for this nairaland.. undecided

Tell us the Bini ambassador to your land of no kings .

Dense liar.

We dey talk about empires you decide to chook mouth and rub shoulders.

I blame colonialism as it leveled every one under oyibo rule .
Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Rossikk(m): 5:34am On Nov 29, 2023
DomPerignon:


Tell us the Bini ambassador to your land of no kings

Prince Ohenhen, in 1510 during the reign of Oba Esigie.

The Benin kings often sent their princes to obtain blessings from the Aro priests of Igboland.

Those Aro priests were the 'prophets' of the Old Testament.

They performed the exact same role that their ancestors, the Hebrew prophets, did. Going around and demanding audience with kings, to counsel on spirituality and the need for a humane approach to governance and our collective responsibility as humans, to the Almighty.

They travelled all across West Africa and beyond doing this, and were well received, and held in high esteem by all the kingdoms and empires around them, for their deep spirituality.

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by DesChyko: 6:03am On Nov 29, 2023
The time is 6:00 AM.

Look up there to see someone's mindset already in the early hours of this morning.

May God remove all manner of frustration from our lives, Amen.

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by killsmith(f): 6:07am On Nov 29, 2023
By 5am una still dey think of ndigbo.

May igbo giants continue to pursue you in your dreams.

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by reXurrectionZA(m): 6:12am On Nov 29, 2023
nayolight:
Them civilize, na him oyubo people pack all their artifact go? Am sure if the trade favor them , if what we are seeing now is what is left of that city.
Do you even know what a civilization is? Try to feed your mind once in a while.

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Omoawoke: 6:12am On Nov 29, 2023
Benin empire was built by the Yorubas.
In fact, they are our cousins. Many of them bear Yoruba names, they even use Oba of Benin.
Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by TrustNone: 6:19am On Nov 29, 2023
killsmith:
By 5am una still dey think of ndigbo.

May igbo giants continue to pursue you in your dreams.
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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Lovemeharder(f): 6:29am On Nov 29, 2023
Na Yahoo dey reign for Benin now. cheesy
Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by gidgiddy: 6:48am On Nov 29, 2023
DomPerignon:


And what were your ancestors and people known for ?

You that your people only became civilized to an extent due to borrowed European culture in 1945.


British looted Bini of its artefacts .

While Jewish merchants nearly harvested your people to extinction into slavery.

Know when to shut up .

When the European came they met the Oyo Empire, Bini Empire, proud kingdoms in the SS and a powerful Islamic theorocratic empire in the north and kingdoms in the middlebelt.

There was nothing worth writing about your people other than the level of barbarity , savagery and cannibalism.

We no be mate.


Igbos dont like Empires and they dont do kings, they were always Confederate people. We cannot all be the same

What were k8ngs and empires? Just another system of control and subjugation. Empires are evil, empire simply means that some people left their land to seize the land of others, often through war. There is nothing good about that

Even Nigeria that was once part of the British empire, now celebrates its independence every October

Bini empire, Oyo empire, Sokoto empire, Kanuri empire, all them were evil. All of them were about killing people and taking over their lands so as to subjugate them

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by reXurrectionZA(m): 6:51am On Nov 29, 2023
DomPerignon:


Tell us the Bini ambassador to your land of no kings .

Dense liar.

We dey talk about empires you decide to chook mouth and rub shoulders.

I blame colonialism as it leveled every one under oyibo rule .

hmm. The same colonial rule that destroyed our culture, stole our education, turned a few to slaves and later gives birth to the rotten autocracy we practice. The scramble for Africa was not to spread "development,education or even religon" it was for resource aquisition, they came to TAKE. They ruled out Africa as empty, dark, backward, savage primal lands without history just to justify the sins they where about to commit. If a colonist had something good to say about an African state, it was because the region allowed her to steal easily. such a state was betrayed by its own people(their elites) (FACT: colonial rule concentrated power in Nigeria to one region through the almagamation. Not granting the equality you. claim)
Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by CrossRhodes: 6:59am On Nov 29, 2023
Rossikk:


I knew one of you would get mischievous the minute you see Igbo in the sentence.

I tire for una for this nairaland.. undecided
You should have just ignored the fool with different fathers

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by CrossRhodes: 7:03am On Nov 29, 2023
Lovemeharder:
Na Yahoo dey reign for Benin now. cheesy
Off point
Type with sense or keep still

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by DomPerignon: 7:04am On Nov 29, 2023
Rossikk:


Prince Ohenhen, in 1510 during the reign of Oba Esigie.

The Benin kings often sent their princes to obtain blessings from the Aro priests of Igboland.


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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Zooposki(f): 7:22am On Nov 29, 2023
Omoawoke:
Benin empire was built by the Yorubas.
In fact, they are our cousins. Many of them bear Yoruba names, they even use Oba of Benin.

Where Yoruba Empire?

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Putinofrussia: 7:37am On Nov 29, 2023
Zooposki:


Where Yoruba Empire?
That guy dey find trouble.No mind am.
What he tried saying was that it was during the time of Oba Eweka 1,that Benin Empire started.
Binis were using Ogiso until Eweka who had affiliation with Ife became king.
Benin Empire was the most famous Empire because it came into contact with the Portuguese before any other and it was written about.
Oyo Empire started around 1300 CE.

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by ShoeGetSize: 8:07am On Nov 29, 2023
The amount of saliva you have wasted over Igbos and igboland would have been enough to irrigate the farms of your masters in Arewa land.

Maybe you should face your current predicament instead of the imaginary past of igboland that you're obsessed with.




DomPerignon:



Ambassador to iboland ?

No make me laff ?

Ambassador to iboland for what ?

To communicate with which king or authority in iboland ?


Iboland was an insignificant patch of clay filled with lawlessness and no civilization.


Why Lisbon no exchange ambassador with iboland ?

We are talking empires here and you mention your wasteland .

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by wisdomkid: 8:14am On Nov 29, 2023
nayolight:
Them civilize, na him oyubo people pack all their artifact go? Am sure if the trade favor them , if what we are seeing now is what is left of that city.

You forget that people break promises?

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Rossikk(m): 9:00am On Nov 29, 2023
nayolight:
Them civilize, na him oyubo people pack all their artifact go? Am not sure if the trade favor them , if what we are seeing now is what is left of that city.

The British were the most powerful military in the world in 1897 when they invaded Benin. They invaded everywhere they wanted, including India and China. Being military weaker than an invader doesn't mean you are not civilised. You're just militarily weaker.

By the way the British burned down Benin city and bombed it to smithereens, and there are only one or two houses existing there today that were there before the invasion, and they are tourist sites today.

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by AcademicWriter: 9:16am On Nov 29, 2023
By 5am una still dey think of ndigbo.May Nigerians giants continue to pursue you in your dreams...

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Limitless72(m): 9:22am On Nov 29, 2023
DomPerignon:



Ambassador to iboland ?

No make me laff ?

Ambassador to iboland for what ?

To communicate with which king or authority in iboland ?


Iboland was an insignificant patch of clay filled with lawlessness and no civilization.


Why Lisbon no exchange ambassador with iboland ?

We are talking empires here and you mention your wasteland .


AND WHICH EMPIRE ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE
BINI?
ABEG WHO DASH BINI EMPIRE
WHEN BINI BECOME EMPIRE
UNA TOO DEY TALK RUBBISH FOR THIS GROUP
IGBOS WERE NOT CIVILIZED BUT NAH THEM GET THE OLDEST KINGDOM FOR NAIJA WHICH HAD GREAT SPIRITUAL AND POLITICAL INFLUENCE OVER IGODOMIGODO BEFORE Yoruba COME COLONIZE BINI JOIN

IGBO N Yoruba COLONIZE BINI
Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Rossikk(m): 9:27am On Nov 29, 2023
CrossRhodes:

Off point
Type with sense or keep still

😂
Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by Limitless72(m): 9:31am On Nov 29, 2023
Rossikk:


The British were the most powerful military in the world in 1897 when they invaded Benin. They invaded everywhere they wanted, including India and China. Being military weaker than an invader doesn't mean you are not civilised. You're just militarily weaker.

By the way the British burned down Benin city and bombed it to smithereens, and there are only one or two houses existing there today that were there before the invasion, and they are tourist sites today.


IF BINI WAS THAT POWERFUL AS CLAIMED WHY DID IT TAKE JUST 3MONTHS TO COMPLETELY RAZE AND CONQUER THEM HANDS DOWN
YET UKWUANI AN IGBOID TOWN GAVE THE SAME BRITISH (MOST POWERFUL ARMY IN THE WORLD) 30YRS OF CONSTANT BLOODY NOSE BEFORE THEY WERE DEFEATED

IF THE BINIS WERE THAT POWERFUL WHY DID AGBOR DEFEAT THEM IN A SINGLE BATTLE IN 1770 UNDER THIER OBA OSEMWEDE AND CHASED THIER OBA

WHY WERE THEY SCARED OF THE AROS

YOU DEY MENT
BINI ONLY GOT POWERFULFOR THE PERIOD ONLY THEM HAD MONOPOLY OF OF FIREARMS AND POWDER BOMBS FROM THE PORTUGUES
SOMETHING THAT THEY COULDNT EVEN MANUFACTIURE THEMSELVES
THEY COULDNT CONVINCE THE PORTUGUES TO TEACH THEM HOW TO MAKE THOSE FIREARMS AND BOMB SHELLS
THEY WERE NOT SMART AT ALL

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Re: Benin City Looked Better In 1846 - Pic by SuperOnyi: 9:32am On Nov 29, 2023
Rossikk:
^^^ Benin Ciy had multi-storeyed buildings as early as the 1500s, and so it shouldn't be a surprise that they had them in 1846, 51 years before the colonial invasion.

The Benin Empire was a very sophisticated civilization.

Do you know they exchanged ambassadors with Portugal in 1504?

The Benin ambassador lived in Lisbon, Portugal in opulent settings, liaising with the Portuguese aristocracy and king, just like his Portuguese counterpart was doing in Benin.

When his tenure ended, he was replaced by a new ambassador, just as we do today!

I'm certain this happened with other nations Benin traded with, even in Africa, not just Portugal.

They might even have sent ambassadors to Igboland and to the north. Even to the Ghana and Mali Empires, and the Kongo empire of central Africa, and possibly all the way south to the Zulus.

The Benin empire prospered for a thousand years, until 1897 when the British finally overran it.






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Somehow, they want to believe we were nothing before they came to "save" us. I don't want to say much but when the time comes, our ancestors will get the respect they deserve; instead of being portrayed negatively.

I keep saying that these ancient guys were far better than us but idiots attack me saying "look, they didn't make phones, and blablabla". Funny thing is there were no such technology when Europeans first met these empires.

If the Benin empire got the same opportunity Imperial Japan had, our history would have been changed forever! I was shocked that these ancient guys had ambassadors and had good relationships with Europe...

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