Cultural heritage takes first step on journey home The cult God, Gu, from King Béhanzin's palace The French General Alfred Amédée Dodds took a leading role in the colonization of West Africa. In 1892 his men plundered the palace of King Béhanzin, in Abomey, the capital city of the Kindom of Dahomey. This brass statue of the cult god Gu, who was supposed to have the power of life and death, is believed to have been among the objects taken in that raid. … [Read more...] about Africa and France: An unfulfilled dream of independence?
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