Igbo Ukwu
Igbo Ukwu
Igbo Ukwu


Art gallery
Things to do at Igbo Ukwu


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History of Igbo Ukwu

This was discovered in 1938. It is notable as the site of the famous Igbo Ukwu bronze works.

  • Five bronze artefacts from the original excavation are now in the British Museum's collection. They include a small staff, a head of a ram, a large manilla, an intricately designed crescent-shaped vessel and a small pendant in the shape of a tribal chief'

  • Radiocarbon dating places the Igbo Ukwu bronze pieces to be older than those of the popular Ife bronze pieces.

Built by Isaiah Anozie in 1938.

Igbo Ukwu is a town in Anambra famous for its highly sophisticated bronze pieces dating back to the ninth century and have given it international acclaim. The works excavated are some of the earliest works of art known to the region.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Igbo Ukwu, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Light clothing

  • Face cap or hat

Things to do while at Igbo Ukwu

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • Visit the various excavation sites

  • Take pictures of the bronze pieces.

  • Learn about the history of the pieces

Best Features

It is an historical site notable for great bronze pieces.

Writer's Review

To go learn about the rich Igbo Ukwu history.

Most common visitors

Curators, Historians, Tourists.

  • This place is history in our present day- My tour guide to me upon reaching the Igbo Ukwu site.

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