The magnificent Benin Empire dates back to the 11th century, and its home was southern Nigeria. The capital of this empire was Edo. This kingdom was very famous and powerful. In this period it has begun to develop and strengthen. The Benin Empire is one of the oldest empires in Africa.
In this period, the political situation was not good. People did not like their predator and were dissatisfied with him. In the 13th century, the country was ruled by Ogiso. People did not like him. He was an unjust ruler to the people. The people, also in this century, began to make demands for another prince. They liked Prince Oranmiyan Of Life and wanted him to lead.
This empire has its origins in the prince’s son, Eweka. He was the prince who ruled the country and laid the foundations for building an empire. At the time when Eweka was emperor, he did not put the country in order. It is what the local rulers and rulers of the empire did. He ruled for a long time. In this period, he was the most famous and strongest ruler of the time. He set the rules and gave duties to the rulers of the country. People describe people as magicians and warriors.
He tried to raise the culture, economy, and politics of his country. For this, he announced various connections which improved the way of life. He is known as a king who represented the people and thought and worked for them. It is the reason why the people loved him so much. He also undertook many reforms. He built bridges, large walls, and fortifications.
The city was fortified by large walls. The place was surrounded by a large ditch which historians say worked for 1000 men. They have been working for a long time to close this gap. In recent years archaeologists have discovered many things when they dug into the foundations of these walls. According to them, building this gap took approximately 150 million working hours.
Benin became known for its fortifications. They had used ivory, iron, and bronze. In the 16th century, the country made agreements with the English. They entered into a trade relationship, but this agreement was violated by the British. They plunder the empire and steal its wealth.