The following story originates from 1894 from a country in west Africa called Dalhomey which is present day Benin.
In 1894 duriing detoriating political conditions of the kingdom the French Government invaded and over the the King of Dahomey. It was wel know successive kings of the country had buried a fortune in gold made from the sale of slaves from 1660 - 1789. Over the succesive reigns of various Kings the wealth was buried in ten pits near around the Royal Capital of the Palace.
Some critics of the French invasion said that was driving force for French forces to invade the country? The information was derived from various sources through missionaries in the region. Prehaps an story invented to force French colonisation to anotherwise independant Kingdom?
However the kings force were no match for a well trained French fighting force with modern weapons at the time and was soon overthrown and the Palace captured and destroyed.
The sad ruins of the once royal palace can still be seen today. A mere ghost of its formor glory. No information to fate of the kings treasury has ever been found.
Today knowlege of the fortgotten treasure hoard is almost unkown to the government of Benin today a small impoverished country of the West african Coast today.
But judging on the amount of slaves that passed through the country that was sold to western planters of europe and the New World for over 300 years there could well be indeed a vast fortune hidden by the former kings of Dalhomey?
A treasure for those daring to seek?
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