For instance, how very expensive it must have been for the kings to purchase bronze from abroad to use in recording their history. Bearing in mind that they generated their own income and could have chosen to spend these on other pursuits; rather they chose to capture their achievements on metal records for posterity.
But for the Kingdom of Benin kings , we would not have such detailed and intricate records about the extent of African kingdoms civilizations and achievements which are told vividly in a way that can be described as metal-graphic in the absence of photography and video recordings.
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