The Royal Palaces of Abomey are a series of earthen palaces in what is now Benin. The complex is culturally and historically important to West Africa, but the source of much of the wealth that built those palaces was the Atlantic slave trade. Read the show notes here.
Abomey, Benin: The palace of King Guezo. (Photo by H. Christoph/ullstein bild via Getty Images)