Beautiful murals of Dahomey Amazons in Senegal

According to historical accounts of the First Franco-Dahomean War, in the 1890s it was the highly trained military women who were chopping off the heads of the French. Sometimes while they slept. French Street Artist YZ Yseult has begun her own ca…

These great murals pay homage to the Dahomey Amazons, one of the most incredible groups of warriors in history — and they were all female. (don’t worry, they’ll get a full entry)

Thanks to Tecora Arnold for sending this in!

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(all images courtesy of YZ via Huffington Post)

One Response to “Beautiful murals of Dahomey Amazons in Senegal”

  1. A.I. from Boston

    Am in awe! such wonderful art work, though provoking