Pyramids in Igbo land!

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A pyramid housing Nsude village shrine, Abaja, Northern Igbo. (Enugu State?) Now I am shocked that in all my years of existence I never knew that Igbo people built pyramids, nothing like the gigantic Egyptian pyramids but pyramids nonetheless.The picture above shows the late G.I Jones in front of a pyramid. He was was a Welsh photographer and anthropologist. His photographs of life in Nigeria in the 1930s, taken whilst serving as a colonial civil servant, led to an interest in ethnology and a second career as an academic at the University of Cambridge. I am just so shocked that if i hadn’t found G.I Jones archives then I would never had found out this amazing piece of out history. I wonder if these pyramids still exist, very unlikely. Knowing Nigerians and their utter disregard for preservation of anything..they have leveled the pyramids and erected some vulgarity on it.Me I love the white man o!I love the fact that they would come to an unknown land and fall in love with the people and culture even in the most treacherous conditions. People like Mary Slessor who risked her life for strangers. Most of the pictures I have seen which show my people in the 30’s and 1900’s were taken by some colonial guy. G.I Jones your are my hero of the month for giving me a glimpse into the past.http://mccoy.lib.siu.edu/jmccall/jones/

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    1. The pyrmaid is still in existence if you are interested to find more about it. Google nsude town in udi, enugu state.

  1. Wow. How amazing! Thanks for sharing. I’m so intrigued every time I find discover new history. It’s a shame that such a large amount of history in Africa is either unknown or little talked about. It’s my first time commenting I believe, I discovered your blog a little while ago and have been trying to catch up!

  2. Wow. How amazing! Thanks for sharing. I’m so intrigued every time I find discover new history. It’s a shame that such a large amount of history in Africa is either unknown or little talked about. It’s my first time commenting I believe, I discovered your blog a little while ago and have been trying to catch up!

  3. I only learned about them in 2008. There are some really informative pro-Igbo culture videos on Youtube that, in my opinion, do a good job sharing Igbo cultural history and contributions.

    How now?

  4. you love the white man?? thats deep!! because they appreciate our culture?? if they did they would not have gone to egypt and ruined temples, exumed bodies, taken our ancient african holy stories that are carved in stone, plagiarised it and then force feed it back to us with their faces instead of our own, having us worship a white jesus. And they sure wouldnt have kidknapped half of us, enslave us then practically leave us for dead.
    you still love the white man??? woow, watch what u say cos they sure dont love you!!

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