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  1. The Rulers of Ife: The Traditional and Adaptive Roles of the Ooni

    ... the Yoruba located in the south-western part of modern day Nigeria. Based on the archaeological evidence, the urbanization of the site may ... to look for him. Statue of Oduduwa, Ilé-Ifè, Nigeria ( Wikimedia Commons ) When he found Orisa-nla asleep, he ...

    dhwty - 03/10/2015 - 03:48

  2. The Benin Bronzes: A Tragic Story of Slavery and Imperialism Cast in Brass

    ... by the Benin Empire, which occupied the area which is today Nigeria. The Benin Bronzes consist of several thousand commemorative plaques ... by the Benin Empire, which occupied the area which is today Nigeria. The Benin Bronzes consist of several thousand commemorative plaques ...

    dhwty - 08/08/2017 - 22:55

  3. Oshun, African Goddess of Love and Sweet Waters

    ... Yoruba people inhabit the south-western part of modern day Nigeria and the southern part of Benin. Practitioners of traditional Yoruba ... sweet waters and the protective deity of the River Oshun in Nigeria. Alongside this river is a sacred grove, probably the last in Yoruba ...

    dhwty - 15/04/2015 - 14:07

  4. 1000-year-old Glass Beads Provide First Evidence of Glassmaking Development in Sub-Saharan West Africa

    ... makes scientists think that an ancient city in southwestern Nigeria was one of the first places in West Africa to ace the complicated art ... makes scientists think that an ancient city in southwestern Nigeria was one of the first places in West Africa to ace the complicated art ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 14/06/2017 - 23:01

  5. Lost in the Mists of Time: The Ancient Sao Civilization in Central Africa

    ... Kotoko people, an ethnic group located in Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria, claim ethnic descent from the ancient Sao. According to their ... the south of Lake Chad, between the northern regions of both Nigeria and Cameroon. The Chari River. ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ) ...

    dhwty - 26/09/2015 - 04:01

  6. The highly advanced and mysterious ancient civilization of the Nok

    ... tin miners in the southern part of Kaduna state in central Nigeria. Since then, extensive archaeological excavations and research into the ... By  April Holloway Related Links The Nok of Nigeria Nok's 500BC Terracotta Heads New Studies on the Nok ...

    aprilholloway - 22/07/2013 - 06:23

  7. New Necropolis Containing at Least Seventeen Mummies Unearthed in Egypt

    ... via @todayng pic.twitter.com/MD8e2ioepL — Nigeria Newsdesk (@NigeriaNewsdesk) May 13, 2017   New Finds ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 14/05/2017 - 04:16

  8. How the most important plant for Prehistoric Man migrated across the planet

    ... Native Americans, and more recently as motorcycle helmets in Nigeria. It is the only known plant whose use by humans spanned prehistoric ...

    aprilholloway - 16/02/2014 - 23:19

  9. Why Did Parents in the Chinookan tribe Perform Cranial Deformation on their Babies?

    ... often viewed as a torturous activity. The Yoruba tribes of Nigeria, Benin, and Togo in Africa practice scarification: the cutting or ...

    Riley Winters - 12/02/2017 - 13:57

  10. Mirrors of Orion

    ... Southwest, Mexico, Nazca, the UK, Europe, Syria, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and other regions. It also discusses the celestial rituals of the ...

    ancient-origins - 27/05/2014 - 05:32

  11. A Unique Mixture of Afro-Cuban Religious Rituals or Witchcraft? The True Story Behind Santeria

    ... the “New Land”. When the Yoruba people from southwestern Nigeria were enslaved and transported to Cuba they brought their religion along ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 14/03/2017 - 00:53

  12. The British Museum Distorts History and Denies its Racist Past

    ... the Britons conquered and looted Benin City in present-day Nigeria in 1897. Many of them ended up at the British Museum, and today some of ...

    ancient-origins - 19/09/2016 - 03:45

  13. Mansa Musa: The Richest Man in History

    ... the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal – an empire over 2,000 miles across. In addition to ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 20/10/2016 - 00:49

  14. Sumerians Looked to the Heavens as They Invented the System of Time… And We Still Use it Today

    One might find it curious that we divide the hours into 60 minutes and the days into 24 hours – why not a multiple of 10 or 12? Put quite simply, the answer is because the inventors of time did not operate on a decimal (base-10) or duodecimal (base-12) system but a sexagesimal (base-60) system. For the ancient Sumerian innovators who first divided the movements of the heavens into countable intervals, 60 was the perfect number.

    Kerry Sullivan - 10/01/2017 - 00:44

  15. Hurricane Irma Leaves Island of Barbuda Uninhabited for the First Time in 4,000 Years

    ... at that time came from the Ibo, Yoruba, and Ejo tribes of Nigeria, and from Ghana, Gambia, and Sierra Leone. White servants were also ...

    ancient-origins - 16/09/2017 - 14:01

  16. Human Evolution: Secrets of Early Ancestors Could Be Unlocked by African Rainforests

    ... Republic of Congo and 12,000 years ago in southern Nigeria feature enough distinctive morphological features to suggest that the ...

    ancient-origins - 07/09/2018 - 22:56

  17. Mirrors of Orion: Star Knowledge of the Ancient World – An Introduction

    ... sidereal correspondences, such as those in Syria and Nigeria. Ancient people comprehended the language of the stars much better ...

    garydavid - 26/05/2014 - 23:34

  18. From Nazis to the Ark: Five Surprising Truths from the Indiana Jones Films

    ... long running; Cambridge students recently voted to return to Nigeria a bronze cockerel  which was removed in 1897 ; and artefacts even ...

    ancient-origins - 01/05/2017 - 13:55