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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by yeshi(f): 5:03pm On Feb 18, 2015
Wow! Never knew something like this exist in Nigeria with all my Art History. God bless op.

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by anonimi: 5:12pm On Feb 18, 2015
Rossikk:
I reckon there are many many ancient sites still buried in soil and forest throughout Nigeria and West Africa, unexplored. Likely cities, monuments etc. We've really not begun to explore this region. Nice one op.

Yes indeed.

It is a shame that our wealthy folks do not bother about such things. Rather we wait for oyinbos to come and explore then exploit our CULTURAL heritage.
Quite sad!

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by gatiano(m): 5:18pm On Feb 18, 2015
History ke? first of all, after JSS 3, we are divided into 3 different categories- art, commercial and sciences. the sciences do not study any history past the history they read in primary 4 and 5 in macmillian 4 and 5 about dan-fodio which is Arab (white) connection. and the excursion we had from primary school through final years of secondary school was that of slavery and colonization and a few about how independence came about(systematically giving glory to the whites), and about murtala black bullet sprayed benz.
At the university level too, its all about slavery most of the time, and latin american stuffs etc. Nothing about the beginning of the black race is ever taught, nothing. except what the nollywood people are showed us which is properly screened from above.
The african schooling system is dictated by the colonialists till today.

Ishilove:

It was removed from the curriculum sometime last year with the excuse that there aren't enough trained history teachers. Can you imagine that rubbish? Is that enough reason to remove such an important subject?!?

In my secondary school we didn't have a history teacher, but I would make my way to the library and read all the history books I could lay my hands on.

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by dustydee: 5:27pm On Feb 18, 2015
Please who has recent pictures of the pyramids? What is the satte government doing about developing that site? Also what are our archaeologists doing about this site?

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by KoloOyinbo(m): 5:29pm On Feb 18, 2015
Whitehorse:


Apparently its not "hip" knowing history in Nigeria anymore. Lol. Just know all about DBANJ,, JLO, Kim whatshername? and all the rest, You r good. lol

Please take part in my survey if you can. TWO MINUTES ONLY

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pFvqD14WyViSFLJzaHyrhC_muDO7biEDoftTz5RI73U/viewform?c=0&w=1

I just did. BUT it said it was for Africans living abroad. I am an Irishman (although engaged to a Nigerian) so perhaps I don't count? No problem either way (Ko si wahalla! See I have a little Yoruba).

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by gatiano(m): 5:29pm On Feb 18, 2015
A people without a history is a people without culture and are not just lost, but dead. no history, no culture. no both history and culture no economic empowerment and development, no scientific and technological advancement, growth and innovation, no sound political structure, no sound educational and social system and etc.

Ishilove:

Unfortunately, Nigerian history is no longer taught in Nigerian schools. A people without a history are a lost people.

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by MrPresident1: 5:33pm On Feb 18, 2015
gatiano:
A people without a history is a people without culture and are not just lost, but dead. no history, no culture. no both history and culture no economic empowerment and development, no scientific and technological advancement, growth and innovation, no sound political structure, no sound educational and social system and etc.


The story of the Negro, described succinctly in a few words.

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by KoloOyinbo(m): 5:34pm On Feb 18, 2015
dustydee:
Please who has recent pictures of the pyramids? What is the satte government doing about developing that site? Also what are our archaeologists doing about this site?

MANY, MANY, likes to you and this post. This is a part of history and culture that should be preserved and used to enrich society today.

On a slightly related point. I once saw the first ever Bible translated into Yoruba. It was in a glass case in the first Two Stories house in Nigeria at Badagry.

That Bible is a part of Nigerian history on a religious, cultural and indeed tribal level and should be much better preserved and indeed promoted. IMHO it was not given anywhere near the prominence or preservation that such a unique 'artifact' deserves!
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by Decryptor(m): 5:35pm On Feb 18, 2015
fairheven:

Na you first throw stone..the OP has said he doesn't want this to be politicised ,now u foing the exact opposite

Politicised? Pleas show me where I mentioned APC or PDP or the name of any political party in my comment? undecided
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by macof(m): 5:37pm On Feb 18, 2015
Ishilove:

Unfortunately, Nigerian history is no longer taught in Nigerian schools. A people without a history are a lost people.

the history taught in schools were distorted and lacking in content.
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by redsun(m): 5:45pm On Feb 18, 2015
yeshi:
Wow! Never knew something like this exist in Nigeria with all my Art History. God bless op.

They can't teach you the real thing,they teach you things that keeps you mesmerised and indecisive. What you learn is oyinbo curriculum, his stated version of the past and how they want you to think of yourself.

There is nothing new under sun, what is happening now has happened thousands of years ago,but indifferent forms and shapes

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by ajadematanle: 5:46pm On Feb 18, 2015
What was the purpose of the pyramids.We understood groundnut pyramid of the old northern region which translated to foreign exchange earner.What benefit is of these mere architecture.I thought Igbo people were producing groundnut in the olden days but disappointed
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by MrPresident1: 5:49pm On Feb 18, 2015
ajadematanle:
What was the purpose of the pyramids.We understood groundnut pyramid of the old northern region which translated to foreign exchange earner.What benefit is of these mere architecture.I thought Igbo people were producing groundnut in the olden days but disappointed

Read gatiano's post on page one to see the functions of the pyramid.
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by Whitehorse: 5:50pm On Feb 18, 2015
@koloonyibo,

Pls do go ahead. I should edit that title to reflect its open to anyone that has anything to do with Africa
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by Nobody: 5:54pm On Feb 18, 2015
Whitehorse:


Chei, Nigeria is breeding a generation that will not know jack about their identity. I remember the Benin Empire, Oyo Empire, Kanuri etc that we were thought. This was in the mid 1980's...

No wonder there are so many vacuous young folks these days...
It's an absolute disgrace and a scandal. I wonder why the likes of Soyinka are silent on this. A nation that doesn't teach its children their history is a dead, lost nation.

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by Whitehorse: 5:57pm On Feb 18, 2015
Maybe the problem might be "packaging"? Maybe we have to get creative on how to pass this history along. Just thinking out loud... smiley
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by Nobody: 6:02pm On Feb 18, 2015
Whitehorse:
Maybe the problem might be "packaging"? Maybe we have to get creative on how to pass this history along. Just thinking out loud... smiley
I think we need to appreciate the value of history in the first place. Especially these buffoons who pose as our leaders. The very idea of removing history from the school curriculum is shocking and revolting. If ever a group of people needed to learn/relearn their history, it is Africans, following our long record of foreign invasions, slavery and colonisation. And here we are banning its study!

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by redsun(m): 6:04pm On Feb 18, 2015
MrPresident1:


Read gatiano's post on page one to see the functions of the pyramid.

If he understands the intricacies if building magnificent structures,he will think twice about living in filth,dust and slums like so many Nigerians are doing in the 21st century. He will think twice about why the present Africans are destroying their own things rather than building. Why a mathematician should become a passive pastor rather than practising the magics of applied maths.
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by KoloOyinbo(m): 6:04pm On Feb 18, 2015
ROSSIKE:
It's an absolute disgrace and a scandal. I wonder why the likes of Soyinka are silent on this. A nation that doesn't teach its children their history is a dead, lost nation.

I quite agree, a total disgrace! Sadly the world over History is seen as a second class subject and of lesser importance than maths, science etc etc. And I do certainly appreciate (and agree) that to earn a living in todays world Maths and science and technological subjects are vitally important! HOWEVER after I have earned my LIVING I need to LIVE!

I work to live NOT I live to work.

To enjoy my own life and society I need to appreciate my culture and indeed the culture of the people/places where I travel. This knowledge enriches the lives of us all and is an INTEGRAL PART OF ANY FULLY 'ROUNDED' EDUCATION.

Nigeria should address this issue!

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by ajadematanle: 6:20pm On Feb 18, 2015
MrPresident1:


Read gatiano's post on page one to see the functions of the pyramid.
Pls tell me the economic importance.I can't find any from the write up.May be i did not understand english.
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by gatiano(m): 6:24pm On Feb 18, 2015
The question you most probably looking for is "what then happened?" it simply self-forgetfulness, as the same way way we forgot our history. It is now time for self-remembrance which will lead to self ressurection. Then GOD will celebrate it with a powerful sunflare depending on the level of ressurection(joke). sunflare can't kill us if we eat properly.
self-forgetfulness took us 50,000 years to become complete bolo, mumu and stupid as you have described.

redsun:


If he understands the intricacies if building magnificent structures,he will think twice about living in filth,dust and slums like so many Nigerians are doing in the 21st century. He will think twice about why the present Africans are destroying their own things rather than building. Why a mathematician should become a passive pastor rather than practising the magics of applied maths.
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by fairheven: 6:28pm On Feb 18, 2015
Decryptor:


Politicised? Pleas show me where I mentioned APC or PDP or the name of any political party in my comment? undecided

I know y I said politicised instead of tribalised..politics an ethnicity go hand-in-hand in Nigeria..so its basically the same
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by KoloOyinbo(m): 6:36pm On Feb 18, 2015
ajadematanle:

Pls tell me the economic importance.I can't find any from the write up.May be i did not understand english.

The economic importance of the Pyramid? Pyramids were constructed for ritualistic and religious reasons in many cultures across the globe (Egypt, East & West Africa, Central & parts of Southern America, Asia etc).

Today there is an economic benefit where tourism is developed but I don't understand the question really. Does the question imply that we ignore things that are not of direct economic benefit? What a miserable life we all have if that were the case.

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by Frenchkiss564: 6:41pm On Feb 18, 2015
KoloOyinbo:


I just did. BUT it said it was for Africans living abroad. I am an Irishman (although engaged to a Nigerian) so perhaps I don't count? No problem either way (Ko si wahalla! See I have a little Yoruba).
as an Irish man sir, how do you see black folks in your neighborhood
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by KoloOyinbo(m): 7:03pm On Feb 18, 2015
Frenchkiss564:
as an Irish man sir, how do you see black folks in your neighborhood

I have many Nigerian friends in Belfast. In fact it is fair to say my best friend here is an Igbo guy. I am also involved with the Nigerian community though friends and a community group. While there are cultural differences they are generally well thought of. It is very funny though when I meet a Nigerian here for the first time and greet them in Yoruba or Igbo and they are amazed that an oyinbo can do this. The Nigerian community in Dublin is even larger than that in Belfast!
Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by sweetgala(m): 7:06pm On Feb 18, 2015
bigfrancis21:
Ancient Igbo civilization was a great one, and evidence like this points to a very early period of origin in the history of man.

An Igbo Ukwu Burial Chamber, 10th century.


Who would have been entombed in such a structure?
I have been made believe very few Igbo communities have imperial thrones

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by sweetgala(m): 7:09pm On Feb 18, 2015
Decryptor:
Proudly igbo.

Patiently waiting for haterz from "that other side" of the country to come and start telling us how their caves and rivers and hills from where you can see their red zinc buildings are better off.

And you seem to think you are smart Abi....
Let me wake you up, you are incompetent and slow

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by KoloOyinbo(m): 7:27pm On Feb 18, 2015
sweetgala:


Who would have been entombed in such a structure?
I have been made believe very few Igbo communities have imperial thrones

The early Igbo pyramids seem to have been designated as a residence for a God not the remains of any human.

While this is at odds with the Egyptian motivation for building them it is certainly in keeping with the pyramid building motivation of other cultures (Central American)

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by KoloOyinbo(m): 7:32pm On Feb 18, 2015
Uchizzy:
i knew it, we igbo's re some how connected with the Egyptians.

Not because of this. Pyramids developed INDEPENDENTLY in MANY cultures that had little to do with each other (Egypt, West Africa, East Africa, Central America, Asia etc)

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by logica(m): 7:49pm On Feb 18, 2015
LOL. Comparing THOSE to Egyptian Pyramids? From the person sitting on the Igbo "pyramid" and a person standing in front of the Egyptian Pyramid, can you see the huge difference in SCALE?

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Re: Ancient Igbo Pyramids: The Nsude Pyramids by darediamond(m): 8:21pm On Feb 18, 2015
Who dragged you down?
sampson14:
Igbo's have always been very creative, if not cause we are been dragged down.... only God knows how far we would have gone





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