Hong Kong before 1997

China Decolonized Hong Kong was established as a colony of the British Empire  after the Qing dynasty ceded Hong Kong island in 1841–1842 as a consequence of losing the First Opium War. The colony expanded to the the Kowloon Peninsula  in 1860 and was further extended when the United Kingdom obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories […]

Great Walls of Benin

Benin City, Edo, Nigeria Destroyed 1897 I was born and raised in southern Nigeria in a town called Warri, Bendel State; the capital was Benin City. I always knew about the Benin people and culture as I had family, friends, classmates, and neighbors who were from the Benin tribe. I was even more fascinated by […]