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Benin City, the mighty medieval capital now lost without trace

9 mins | May 28, 2017

Why is nothing left of what it once was one of the best-planned cities of the world? With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best-planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’. So why is nothing left? Mawuna Koutonin for the Guardian provides us with an insight into this fascinating city.

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