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The restoration of King Gbehanzin Palace – Royal Palaces of Abomey

Sep 9, 2007
Categories Other materials Restoration

Edited by Junzo Kawada, Published by CRATerre-ENSAG and UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

This publication describes the first restoration project of a World Heritage site in Benin, financed through a cooperation agreement between Japan and UNESCO. It contains articles by the main experts from Benin, Italy and Japan who carried out the restoration of the palace of King Gbehanzin. This restoration is an example of a dynamic partnership involving UNESCO, Japan and Benin in the valorization and development of local know-how in the safeguarding of World Heritage properties.

States parties (1)
World Heritage Sites
Geographical focus