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Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by Jen33(m): 12:26am On May 10, 2007
Nsude Pyramids in Abaja, Northern Igbo land

''The Nsude pyramids in 1935. These ten circular stepped pyramids were associated with the Uto deity and were made of mud. Their reconstruction is needed.'' - Bournemouth University Archaeological team.






Source:
http://csweb.bournemouth.ac.uk/africanlegacy/culture.htm
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by Tornadoz(m): 1:31am On May 10, 2007
Didn't they also build the Tower of Babel?
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by Jen33(m): 3:36am On May 10, 2007
There's a clear resemblance of the Nsude pyramids to the Step Pyramid of Saqqara in Egypt by the way.





When we look at the resources available to Egypt at the zenith of its power and influence, it dwarfs whatever was available to the builders of Nsude, in the Eastern Nigerian forest. This explains the size of the Egyptian pyramids in comparision to say the ones of Sudan, or Nsude. But the intimate cultural connections with ancient Nile Valley civilization suggested by their very construction are compelling.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by Pain: 4:14am On May 10, 2007
I Bet They Had An Ambassador From Egypt Too.

Egypt Ruled The World So They Had Diplomats In Every Kingdom. There Were Igbo Diplomats In Pharaohs Court Too.

That Acounted For Their Diverse Knowledge of Magic. The Ijebusites Were Also There Too With Yoruba "Jars", Bla, Bla, Bla

Remember Their Competitions With Moses?


This Is My Own Conspiracy Theory. I Love Conspiracy Theories/Bogus Legends. Lets Share Some. Even If Its A Product Of Wild Imagination.
E.g There Was Heavier Than Air Flights In Egypt. There Was An Elite Air Guard In Egypt shocked shocked etc etc

It Can Be Very Entertaining.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by naijacutee(f): 6:30am On May 10, 2007
Interesting. . .
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by ElodyAnn(m): 2:28pm On May 10, 2007
Stop it. The ancient Egyptians were of Hamitic stock. It is extremely unlikely, near to impossible for an Igbo or anyone in Africa outside of the East African population (cradle of mankind) to have built any pyramids. Stop trying to take the credit for something that is not yours.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by superman(m): 3:23pm On May 10, 2007
Stop it. The ancient Egyptians were of Hamitic stock. It is extremely unlikely, near to impossible for an Igbo or anyone in Africa outside of the East African population (cradle of mankind) to have built any pyramids. Stop trying to take the credit for something that is not yours

fool!

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Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by romeo(m): 3:29pm On May 10, 2007
Bleep off elody, instead of trying to check if they are facts you come here with ur biased bullshit mind talking crap
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by redsun(m): 3:43pm On May 10, 2007
I can't wait to visit the site,this is the kind of story that we should be exploring as a people,it gives us a platform that we lost to colonization and indoctrination to work on.According to the vague oral history of my place somewhere in Delta ibo land,my founding ancestors migrated from Egypt,it is more like a myth,but it could be true,we have a dynasty that can be traced back to over 800 years,that i know it's true because the dynasty still exist today.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by redsun(m): 4:04pm On May 10, 2007
We have alot to learn as a people,this is just the beginning because you can't build a house without a foundation,if you do, you will get disaster just like what is happening in africa today,people try to run without walking first,we got to understand the fundamentals,the building blocks of life,the basics, for us to understand the real thing,then you don't need to tell a politician that he or she has to do the right because he will know that the concept of humanity is original  positive legacy not FOLLOW FOLLOW according to legendary FELA.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by redsun(m): 4:15pm On May 10, 2007
Don't be suprise at elody ann's comment,she is either an original french or french assimilated both are just as bad,you know what they are,especially if you are taught to believe what you don't understand.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by la1(m): 4:45pm On May 10, 2007
most intrestin discovery i shld say,and in our own backyard 2(if its all true that is)but its a sad thing that its still the white man who continues to reveal all that is valuable in africa from crude oil to diamonds,and virtualy evry known archeological find of any significance has been unearthed/discovered by the white man,i think its time africans as a whole start to take more intrest in its own backyard,cos its evident that this is the continent on which God planted the most treasures.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by redsun(m): 5:03pm On May 10, 2007
Whiteman hijacked this things as usual for themselves,they don't do it for the interest of africans,like the last poster said,it's time we as a people take control of  our destiny not to leave it in the hands of some unpatriotic politicians and ever greedy whiteman.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by naijaking1: 6:01pm On May 10, 2007
Any geo-physical historian to shade some light on the nature of the sahara before it became desertified?
From a report I read from NASA last year, what we know as sahara desert today has evidence rivers, forests, and possibly human occupation in the past.
If the sahara was populated, then we can see the possibility of people living and occupying the land b/w west africa and north africa. If we understand that, then it will not be a surprise that a technology that existed in one part would also exist in another, like pyramid building.
Religion is another point, because contact also helped spread ancient religions like judaism. Ever wondered why there are many similarities b/w the Igbo and hebrew culture?
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by BrownEyes4(f): 6:09pm On May 10, 2007
@ topic

I read that the Igbos migrated from the North East of Africa so this could actually back up that theory. People should remember that as invasions occurred in that region, the indigenous people were forced Southbound as one can see what is happening in Dafur.

There was a documentary about the discovery of pyramids tombs found south of the Sahara and the buried mummified bodies. As usual they tried to rubbish the idea that the indigenous people of Africa could be so awesome and put it down to ex slaves copying their masters.

It's a pity some African people still have that slave mentality and can never quite comprehend the fact that Africans contributed a lot to the' civilisation' of the West.


Keep the info coming!!
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by panla: 6:15pm On May 10, 2007
Man those pryamids or whateva they small sha, Whether or not we built it or even built the ones in egypt.  Very dark skinned people were clearly the original Egyptians and the ruled most of the world - They were masters of the universe of their own time.

But I dont think all that is relevant for today apart from history. Let us get our own root history from our land and focus on the future of Naija and Africa.

Message to Elody-Ann, U Arrow face get the Bleep off why u here in the 1st place.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by naijaway(m): 8:04pm On May 10, 2007
i don't know if its igbos but is a fact that it was west africans and notably igbos cuz igbos were some distant traders.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by BigSis(f): 8:24pm On May 10, 2007
Browneyes,

I agree with you about the mental enslavement of Africans.  However, you can't blame them because they have been programmed and taught by their masters they don't have a history.  

To the person who says this doesn't matter that this is only history.  Well if it only history, why do the Europeans create their version of history and make themselves the heros.  Could it be they understand how history and people's perception influence their thought process and behaviors.

Y'all,

Do you know almost everything in America we use every day from the toilet seat, the air conditioner,  the elevator, the stick shift, the iron board, the mail box, refrigerator, the cell phone, etc., was created by an African American?  This knowledge is very valuable.  They don't want you to know your history, because maybe you will stop kissing their butts, and kiss your own. You are just a zombie.  Dancing to someone's beat when you don't know your own history and the greatness of people of AFrican descent.  Zombie na go less you tell am to go. Zombie no sense!  When are y'all going to get off your damn knees and be men.

I believe that every AA should travel to Egypt and claim Egypt as our own.  Why Egypt than other parts of Africa where people are obvious Black skinned people?  Because Egypt shows us how great Africans once were.  If we look at Africans today, it is depressing as hell. I can see the greatestness of my once African ancestors in living color?  Do you know that Napoleon ordered his men to shoot the nose from the sphnix.  Why?  Because the nose was that of a broad faced, wide nosed African.

Anyway, I am out of here.

P.S. Now as far as the Igbos claiming to be the builders of these great monuments. It seems that this could be one of the tall tales Naijas like to perpetrate.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by naijaway(m): 8:39pm On May 10, 2007
Bigsis, i see you don't know anything by saying that african americans did this and dat as if it's not the lazy african americans we know today. If u look closely the little black in you is probably igbo/yoruba cuz they were and still is adventurers, genuises, and explorers. If u doubt me look around your neighbourhood and you 'll see one of the two and if you doubt our capabilities come to Nigeria. Is because of haters, losers, and snitches like you that naija and the whole of Africa is being sabotaged to the whites. I guess yall some sn*tches.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by romeo(m): 8:42pm On May 10, 2007
well said naijaway, lazy AA
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by BrownEyes4(f): 9:19pm On May 10, 2007
Why do Africans like to hate on any other people of African descent born outside Africa? These are the same Africans specially naija ppl who love to pretend they come from L.A.gos and want to hear and eat any thing from America and the UK , want to chat like 'Americanos' act like Jay-Z, wear bling bling like 50 cents and have girls like the video chicks.

Do i sense a lil bit of jealousy here?

It gets on my friggin bosoms when i start reading insults such as

naijaway:

Bigsis, i see you don't know anything by saying that african americans did this and that as if it's not the lazy african americans we know today. If u look closely the little black in you is probably igbo/yoruba because they were and still is adventurers, genuises, and explorers. If u doubt me look around your neighbourhood and you 'll see one of the two and if you doubt our capabilities come to Nigeria. Is because of haters, losers, and snitches like you that naija and the whole of Africa is being sabotaged to the whites. I guess yall some sn*tches.

and


romeo:

well said naijaway, lazy AA


people get it together! and stop hating!
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by naijaway(m): 9:38pm On May 10, 2007
brown eyes or watever your slave masters named you stop finding similarities btw u and african americans cuz u know ur own history and they decided not to so stop faking. Nobody is hating, my thing is that yall don't have the power to stop us from coming to ur cities without the white man's approval but we could do dat to u if we wish in our country. As for us going to ur cities to buy this and that, to me thats pointless cuz we also have a lot of black manufacturers here in Africa and using our own resources to work and moreover the whites were used to taking those for free cuz of sn*tches like u guys. We have began taking notes of sabotagers like you people so that we don't fall victim again to past failures. You talking like your or any of your ancenstors contributed anything excerpt for the main african ones and the few trained and cultured ones.

NOTE: this time we'll make it excellently and enjoy with our carribien brothers& sisters and also the selected few of you that 'r conscious of your history.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by redsun(m): 9:46pm On May 10, 2007
There is no need for infighting about this,every black person is the same i don't care weather you are aboriginal australian,dalits of asia,african american,caribean or wherever you are, we all have common problems and drives,trying to beat the odds,we can never be whites,we are blacks,so the best thing is to unite with a common goal to overcome,just like the jews,wherever they are in the world they identify with isreal.It is not not about where you are from and when you started but where you are heading,there is always a starting point,that's what matter,every civilization precedes the other,it never stops.Knowledge is POWER.this is the time,so ride on.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by BrownEyes4(f): 9:57pm On May 10, 2007
And because of people like Naijaway, the Europeans continue to divide and conquer.

Like i said stop hating on others.

This topic was to marvel at the African wonders the west tried to destroy but now i can see the Europeans dont need to get their hands dirty with ppl like you around.

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Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by romeo(m): 10:08pm On May 10, 2007
BigSis:

Browneyes,

I agree with you about the mental enslavement of Africans. However, you can't blame them because they have been programmed and taught by their masters they don't have a history.

To the person who says this doesn't matter that this is only history. Well if it only history, why do the Europeans create their version of history and make themselves the heros. Could it be they understand how history and people's perception influence their thought process and behaviors.

Y'all,

Do you know almost everything in America we use every day from the toilet seat, the air conditioner, the elevator, the stick shift, the iron board, the mail box, refrigerator, the cell phone, etc., was created by an African American? This knowledge is very valuable. They don't want you to know your history, because maybe you will stop kissing their butts, and kiss your own. You are just a zombie. Dancing to someone's beat when you don't know your own history and the greatness of people of AFrican descent. Zombie na go less you tell am to go. Zombie no sense! When are y'all going to get off your damn knees and be men.

I believe that every AA should travel to Egypt and claim Egypt as our own. Why Egypt than other parts of Africa where people are obvious Black skinned people? Because Egypt shows us how great Africans once were. If we look at Africans today, it is depressing as hell. I can see the greatestness of my once African ancestors in living color? Do you know that Napoleon ordered his men to shoot the nose from the sphnix. Why? Because the nose was that of a broad faced, wide nosed African.

Anyway, I am out of here.

P.S. Now as far as the Igbos claiming to be the builders of these great monuments. It seems that this could be one of the tall tales Naijas like to perpetrate.

who is hating who here? lazy AA
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by grafikdon: 10:19pm On May 10, 2007
The attack on Brown- Eyes is totally uncalled for. C'mon folks, whether you like it or not, every brown skinned person in an African, there's no need for the name calling and inflammatory retorts. I guess we still have that problem. . . you know. . . our penchant for mudslinging. . . we are the ones who get hurt in the end.

Peace my people. smiley
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by docokwy(m): 10:54pm On May 10, 2007
Many people are ignoramuses. Is there any one who is black as in black; and is there anyone who is white as in white? Its rather dark skin or light skin. People wallow in so much ignorance and brain-washing bull-poo.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by mukina2: 10:57pm On May 10, 2007

. Is there any one who is black as in black

yeah go to senegal and see them
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by kellorah(f): 11:00pm On May 10, 2007
no one is black  undecided they're dark skinned!!
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by docokwy(m): 11:24pm On May 10, 2007
Nobody is black as in black and by that same token, nobody is white. And if you must know, dark skin is the default skin, genetically-speaking. Light skin or the so-called ''white'' is an aberation; a mutation which evolved over more than a million-year time course, when the first men (presumably dark-skinned) first moved out from Africa (specifically East Africa) to colder regions and started becoming light-skinned. So it is not at all a genetic advantage to be ''white''. And, like other genes (G), skin color (phenotype; P) is engendered by the environment (E), the so-called GxE=P interaction. It follows then that the melanin gene is present in every human, but is not expressed in people with long-term adaptation to colder climates. As such, if you put a ''white'' person in Africa, an ideal E for dark-skin pigment expression, there is every likelihood that they get darker over time; and the reverse is the case for a dark-skinned person in a cold climate. This last statement is not an individual genetics but rather population genetics, since it will take more than a million years for this type of reversion to take place and no individual lives that much. But then, it is about the only plausible and scientifically imaginable scenario. But I digress.
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by WesleyanA(f): 11:28pm On May 10, 2007
that's awesome. Never knew that.
why don't we have this in the history books? lol
do Nigerian history text books have this??
Re: Ancient Igbos Built Pyramids! by naijaking1: 11:39pm On May 10, 2007
I thought we wr talking about pyramids here. How did we get down to name calling, and skin coloration?

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