Nok Village, Kaduna.

Jaba Local Government, Kaduna State

Nok Village Description

History of Nok Village

Nok Village.

Have you ever heard about Nok art? You have to live it to know it. No amount of literature can capture the culture that has been around for more than 2,500 years. If you are in the area, you should see the minaret - an elevation for sighting incoming enemies, now a prime tourist lodestone.

Nok is a small village located in Jaba, Kaduna (500km away from Abuja). “Nok” was given to the artworks because they were first discovered in that village. Archaeologists found out that the Nok arts were created during the Iron Age civilization. Its history dates back to the 2nd to 5th century of the Iron Age. Colonel Dent Young first discovered the famous Nok terracotta sculptures in Taruga, Kaduna, in 1928. The archaeologist, Bernard Fagg, later discovered more sculptures in 1940 and named them “Nok” because of the location where the sculptures were found.

 It is a remarkable cultural site that gives you a view of history especially details of the Iron Age in Nigeria. 

Security/Safety of Nok Village

This is a very safe location.



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Jaba Local Government, Kaduna State

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