A €20m (US$22.4m, £18m) loan from the French Development Agency (FDA) is to be used in the construction of a new museum in Abomey, Benin, which will house objects of art and cultural heritage that are being restituted from France.
The new museum will house the return of 26 cultural artifacts on long-term loan from France. The objects were originally seized by French troops from Benin in 1892.
Africa has many outstanding historic sites and one of the most remarkable of all is that of the Royal Palaces of Abomey in Benin, West Africa. This site is an amazing complex of palaces which has outstanding architecture and artistic works. For a period it was the epicenter of one of Africa’s greatest empires.