University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Kathy Curnow

Splendor and Tension in Benin’s Palace Theatre

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By: Kathy Curnow

“The closer you get to Benin City, the further away it is.” This Edo proverb speaks to the complexity of Nigeria’s Benin Kingdom, a living society whose history dates back over 900 years. At the Penn Museum, we hope our physical distance provides at least one vantage point for museum-goers to appreciate not only Benin’s […]