Historical Places in Nigeria are numerous; infact every state in Nigeria has many historical places or monument for the indigenes or visitors. These historical architect are so important that they represent the community’s memory and the beauty of our nation, Nigeria at large. In this post, we will revealing the historical Places to visit in the eastern part of Nigeria whenever you visit even in festive period.
- Ogbunike cave
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The Ogbunike Caves are located in Ogbunike, Anambra State, southeastern Nigeria. Ogbunike Caves are situated in a valley with tropical rain forest behind the “Ogba” hills in which lies St. Monica College, Ogbunike. . Plummeting into the valley where the caves are found is a long walkway comprised of around 317 stages said to have been built by the Anambra State Government. Toward the finish of the walkway is an open space utilized as a gathering point where visitors are by tradition to remove their shoes.
- A big open chamber of about 5m high, 10m wide and 30m long at the entrance.
- Ten tunnels at the main chamber leading to different directions.
- Streams and body of water at various places. A stream flows out from one of the tunnels into a rapid flowing river (River Nkissa).
- 317 steps LEADING DOWN in to the cave
- A meeting point of the river and the stream one can feel the warm water from the caves and the cold river water.
- Animals to find there includes deer, antelope, grass cutter, porcupine, rabbit, alligator, snakes and frogs. Others are fish, crabs and birds.
- Igboukwu museum
Igbo-Ukwu (Igbo: Extraordinary Igbo) is a town in the Nigerian province of Anambra in the southeastern piece of the nation. The town involves seven towns: Obiuno, Ngo, Akukwa, Umudege, Ezihu, Ezigbo and Etiti. The birthplace of this museum can be followed to 1938, when a man called Mr Isaiah Anozie found many covered antiquities while burrowing a reservoir.
- National War Museum, Abia State
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National War Museum Amafor Isingwu Umuahia is a historical center set up to display relics utilized during Nigeria’s Civil war of 1967. The historical center has the biggest accumulation of the Nigerian common war weapons that are never again in utilized and it was set up as a notice of how later the dark days of the nation were. The weapons are from both the Nigerian military and the outdated Biafra. Authorized in 1985, the exhibition hall is situated at Ebite Amafor in Isingwu Self-governing Network in the Umuahia North Nearby Government Region. The museum was picked in light of the fact that it was the place the dugout lodging the popular shortwave radio “the Voice of Biafra” was transmitted from.
It has three galleries featuring items on the traditional warfare, armed forces and Nigerian civil war weapons. War relics in the museum include weapons used during the pre-colonial civil disturbances, warfare materials used during communal and inter-tribal wars and those of the Nigerian civil war. The Museum Complex opens at 10am and closes at 6pm daily with a gate fee of N100. For those who did not experience the civil war, they may not get a mental picture of how it occurred without visiting the museum.
- Mugo park building Asaba
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Mungo Park House, also known as National Museum Asaba, is tucked behind the Delta State High Court and the state Library Board complex along Nnebisi Road, Asaba, Delta state Nigeria. Although named after Mungo Park, the man who discovered River Niger, the prominent colonial vestige of pre-fabricated wooden storey building was never owned or visited by Mungo Park. The house was constructed by the Royal Niger Company (RNC) in 1886 and served as the first British administrative headquarters in the country and invariably the first government house in Nigeria. The Mungo Park House offers education on Nigeria’s rich historical background (mainly that of trade and investment in pre-colonial era) and journey to civilization. Although some parts of the building are slowly dilapidating due to the elements (weather corrosion), it is definitely a place to visit.
Mbari Cultural Centre, Imo State
Mbari Cultural Centres Mbari is a traditional arts and crafts center retained by the Imo State council for Arts and Culture. Situated at Ikenegbu in Central Owerri, Mbari, it is an open air museum that houses monumental arts depicting the culture, tradition and history of the Igbo people. Sometimes referred to as the ‘house of gods’, it is a huge tourist attraction.
Although Mbari is a monumental art sacrifice to “ALA” the earth goodness, it also shelters artistic representations – artefacts as well as sculptures- which tell of the prevalent social life of the Igbos and images of other prominent deities that inhabit the traditional Igbo cosmic system. These deities include Amadioha (the god of thunder), Ogwugwu (the god of the forest), Nwaorie (the goddess of Nwaorie River), Ahiajoku (the god of harvest), etc. Closely attached to each deity are images of animals such as monkeys, tortoise, rams, snakes and owls, believed to represent errand spirits or mystical messengers of the deities.A visit to this Cultural Center will tell it all.
Which of these places have you visited?