Abomey is a city in southern Benin. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Dahomey from the 17th to 19th centuries and is home to 12 royal palaces from that period, most now in ruins. The surviving palaces of Ghézo and Glélé form the Historical Museum of Abomey, which features bas-reliefs on the palace walls and a throne mounted on human skulls. A nearby artisan center sells traditional crafts like appliqué textiles.