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Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 1:05am On Feb 22, 2013
Let's sit back and allow the photos to tell history. cool
Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by Nobody: 1:14am On Feb 22, 2013
odumchi: Let's sit back and allow the photos to tell history. cool
I am eager to see the pics, post them soon.
That region is where I'm from.
Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 2:52am On Feb 22, 2013
fellis:
I am eager to see the pics, post them soon.
That region is where I'm from.

No problem. I'll post them as soon as possible. If I may ask, what town are you from?
Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by Nobody: 5:03am On Feb 22, 2013
From Edo. Can't mention town sorry.
Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:06am On Feb 23, 2013
fellis: From Edo. Can't mention town sorry.

Okay. And you might have confused "Bendel region" (Edo and Delta) with "Bende region" (Abia).
Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:10am On Feb 23, 2013
I'll start.
The following pictures are from Ututu, Abia State:

"First Mission House at Abuma Ututu"

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Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:11am On Feb 23, 2013
"The ancestral village shrine (Anamankiri) at Abuma"

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Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:16am On Feb 23, 2013
"The Obasi shrine adjacent to the Mission House or Church at Abuma"

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:20am On Feb 23, 2013
The chief and ritual specialist with others inside the ancestral village shrine in Abuma

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Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:22am On Feb 23, 2013
The ritual specialist pouring a libation at the public presentation in Amaeke

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Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:24am On Feb 23, 2013
The following pictures are from Bende, Abia State.

"Ahia Afor, the busiest slave market in the 19th Century"

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:27am On Feb 23, 2013
Ahia Afor Bende now

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:29am On Feb 23, 2013
A typical Igbo traditional house or vernacular architecture in Ndigborogwu

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:32am On Feb 23, 2013
"Ulo Isi a small dark room or cell for Omenuko's slaves"

(Omenuko was real after all)

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:35am On Feb 23, 2013
One of the Omenuko's slave cells (Ulo Isi)

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:38am On Feb 23, 2013
The following pictures are from Umuahia, Abia state.

"Entrance to the compound where the tower tree stands"

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:40am On Feb 23, 2013
Front of St. John's Presbyterian Church, Ndume

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:41am On Feb 23, 2013
The following are from Ikpe Ikot Nkon, Akwa Ibom:

"A former slave route to the market at Ikpe Ikot Nkon in Akwa Ibom State"

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:42am On Feb 23, 2013
Crossing the Nkana bridge enroute to the former slave market in Ikpe

(this bridge has been in disrepair since the Biafran war)

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Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:43am On Feb 23, 2013
The route leading to Calabar in Cross River State

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:47am On Feb 23, 2013
The following are from Obegu, Abia:

A welcome to Obegu town landmark

(Honestly, aside from Umuahia, Aba, and a few places here and there, most of Abia is like this)

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by Gboliwe: 4:50am On Feb 23, 2013
fellis:
I am eager to see the pics, post them soon.
That region is where I'm from.
where? I am from Bende
Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:50am On Feb 23, 2013
These are from Aba, Abia state.

The Museum of Colonial History in Ogbor Hill Aba

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by Gboliwe: 4:51am On Feb 23, 2013
odumchi: The ritual specialist pouring a libation at the public presentation in Amaeke
Amaeke Item?
Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:54am On Feb 23, 2013
Gboliwe:
Amaeke Item?

I'm not sure. I'm assuming Amaeke is a village in Ututu.
Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by Gboliwe: 4:56am On Feb 23, 2013
odumchi:

I'm not sure. I'm assuming Amaeke is a village in Ututu.
Okay. I am from Item and we have Amaeke that is why I asked
Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:57am On Feb 23, 2013
Back to Ututu:

St. Paul's Junction; former Ahia Ose Nwamkpi and the route to Ihe Osu

Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 4:58am On Feb 23, 2013
Gboliwe:
Okay. I am from Item and we have Amaeke that is why I asked

Ah, okay. I have a few pictures from Item. You might recognize some places.
Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by Gboliwe: 4:58am On Feb 23, 2013
odumchi: Back to Ututu:

St. Paul's Junction; former Ahia Ose Nwamkpi and the route to Ihe Osu
Lol @Nwamkpi

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Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by Gboliwe: 4:59am On Feb 23, 2013
odumchi:

Ah, okay. I have a few pictures from Item. You might recognize some places.
Okay. Post away!

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Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 5:00am On Feb 23, 2013
A sacred forest in Amaeke where the founder of Ututu first settled

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Re: Historical Sites In The Bende And Cross River Regions (photos) by odumchi: 5:01am On Feb 23, 2013
The author receiving a sacred white clay from the ancestral village shrine

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