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2018-03-02 Benin President's Visit is France's First Test on Returning Art Treasures
[VOA] In the 19th century, the Kingdom of Dahomey was a major West African power, boasting a flourishing slave trade with Europe and a feared corps of Amazon women warriors. Commissioned by the royal court, its art -- intricate wood and ivory carvings, metalwork and appliqué cloth -- stood as a potent symbol of the kingdom's might.

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