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Hall of Fame
Royal Father's Court
Slave Market
Pigeon Hole of Rituals
Public Execution
Entertainment in the Aircraft
You Too Can Play Music A Studio Experience
Eyo Masquerades
Osogan - The Mysterious Monster
City of Blood
Kings Square -
Oba of Benin Kingdom
Oba Ovarenwen Square
Mystery of GuitarBoy & MammyWater Corner
The Story of Joromi
OKUN- Benin Process of Primogeniture  
Benin Ancestors
Gagging
Gramophone
Gorilla simulated
Independence Square
Souvenirs

SLAVE MARKET:

The story of slavery in sculptural forms, sight and sound of slave trade, exportation to America and Europe of Slaves in chains and neck shackles before the abolition in 1863.

It tells the story of slavery, the buying and selling of human beings, the exportation and torture.

1650'S SUGAR PLANTATIONS

The impetus for the slave trade came from the fashion in the 1650’s for drinking tea, coffee (first introduced to europe in 1515) and chocolate. People liked to stir in some sugar to disguise the natural bitterness. The sudden demand led to phenomenal growth in sugar plantations in the west indies, the ideal place to grow sugarcane and slaves seemed the ideal means of providing the labour. During the sixteenth century, about 1,000 slaves were imported from the west coast of africa into the west indies. Within the next 100 years, another 800,000 were imported. The sugar barons of the eighteenth century were a powerful elite. British slave merchants accounted for 40 percent of europe's trade in slaves and made an estimated overall profit of $12 million out of trading more than 2.5 million africans.

 

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