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Benin: see OuidahOuidah
or Whydah
, town (1992 pop. 32,474), S Benin, a port on the Gulf of Guinea. It was the capital of a small state founded about the 16th cent. From the early 17th cent.
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National Geographic exhibit called Real Pirates, and most recently to promote the Whydah museum in Yarmouth.
No entanto, e preciso distinguir o culto de Danmgbe de Whydah, do culto mais geral de Dan, sob cujo termo se compreendem Aido Hwedo, de que ha dois tipos, o que vive em baixo da terra e o que vive no ceu; o Da do cordao umbilical, o Dan dos antepassados conhecidos; Dambada, o espirito dos velhos antepassados nao conhecidos ...
Nearly 300 years ago, the Whydah slaver was captured by pirate Sam Bellamy who then used the ship, and many of its former slaves as crew, to rob 50 other vessels before it sank off the coast of Cape Cod.
The Whydah was captained by Black Sam Bellamy, an English pirate who took the ship from Dutch buccaneer Captain Lawrence Prince.
Instead of packing up for the year, Clifford is planning another trip to the Whydah, the only authenticated pirate ship wreck in U.S.
In March 1860, the Clotilda, captained by William Foster, set sail from Mobile Bay, Alabama, with a crew of eleven men, for Whydah, kingdom of Dohomey, in present-day Nigeria.
We were touring AoReal Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah From Slave Ship to Pirate ShipAo, an interactive exhibit that the Nauticus maritime science museum is displaying at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center next door.
The Whydah, which sank off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717 with bounty from over 50 captured ships, was the first fully authenticated pirate ship to be discovered in US waters.
Kinkor, a historian and piratologist at the Expedition Whydah Sea-Lab and Learning Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, compiled the available data on the racial composition of pirate crews.
Elia, The Ethics of Collaboration: Archaeologists and the Whydah Project, 26 HIST.