Benin Empire by Catherine Chambers


Benin Empire by Catherine Chambers

Benin Empire looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a vast walled city built on trade or objects as beautiful as a bronze plaque, readers gain a picture of who was whom in ancient Africa and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked. Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the...then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.


The Benin Empire is now part of the KS2 history curriculum, so teachers will find this book a welcome addition to their resources ... readers gain a picture of who was whom in ancient Africa and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked Parents In Touch

About the Author

Catherine Chambers is an experienced writer of information books for children.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

9th June 2016



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