benin city street lamps

Benin City Streets Lamps

Benin city “street lamps” and “hand lamps” – 12/16 century (illustrations from Ling Roth’s book, Great Benin).

Benin city was one of the very early civilization to have street lamps and individual hand lamps to move at night.

The street and hand lamps were richly decorated, and artistically sophisticated, well, well read more


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