Nigeria is a country teeming with diverse rich cultural and traditional heritage. We are proudly a people that recognize and respect our cultures, regardless of the part of the country we come from. And our awesome cultures are not without equally rich histories. Over the years, several mind-blowing cultural discoveries have been made all over the country. This has opened the country up for travelers and lovers f culture and art to come and appreciate the real Nigerian cultural heritage. If you are wondering what I am talking about, then take a look at these 5 awesome cultural discoveries in Nigeria:
- Ogbunike Caves
This is one of the major wonders in Eastern Nigeria. Located in Anambra state, these caves were discovered by a hunter named Ukwa. The caves have a high spiritual and historical significance to its people and a festival is held each year to celebrate the discovery of the Ogbunike caves.
- The Ancient Kano City Walls
This spectacular wall is said to have been built between 1095 and 1134 and fully completed in the 14th century. It was once regarded as the most impressive monument in West Africa, and has a lot of spiritual, cultural and historical significance attached to it.
- The Dufuna Canoe
The Dufuna Canoe was discovered by a Fulani Herdsman in May 1987 in Dufuna Village, Yobe state. It is the oldest boat in Africa and the second oldest man-made boat in the world! Several radio-carbon tests put the age of this ancient boat to be about 8,000 years old.
- The Walls Of Benin
Popularly regarded as the largest man-made earthwork in the World, the Wall of Benin was a stunning discovery. This wall is about 16,000km long with the central part being a jam-packed settlement known as “no man’s land”. This wall dates as far back as 15 A.D.
- The Akwa Ibom Monoliths
These carved stones were discovered around AlokIkom in Akwa Ibom state. Numbering around 300, the stones are circular and carved with prehistoric markings that have not been interpreted till date. They are an absolute awesome sight.