This was built in 200AD - 1850AD. It is notable as Nigeria's Stonehedge
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History of Ikom Monoliths
The body of inscriptions on the 300 monoliths of Ikom is a lost form of writing
Professor Catherine Acholonu conducted a research on the monoliths and published her work in the book; The Gram Code of African Adam in 2008
Built in 200AD - 1850AD.
Called Akwanshi or Atal or Alaptal by the locals, the Ikom Monoliths are a series of volcanic stone structures numbering about 350, phallic in form and distributed among over 30 communities in Ikom
This is a very safe location.
What To Bring
Before heading to Ikom Monoliths, here are some helpful things to take along with you:
A camera to capture and appreciate the stones
Things to do while at Ikom Monoliths
These are the following things you can do while you're here:
Hike along the communties and view the monoliths
Visit the community during their annual festivals and experience the local awe and respect they have for the monoliths
It gives a rich history of the ancient dwellers of the place. According to the locals and oral history, each monolith and stone represents an ancestor. It is said that it was the ancestors of Ekoi people that put the stones where they are.
During some important annual festivals like the New Yam Festival of Ikom, there are ritual ‘dressing’ of the monoliths in symbolic colors and the stones are decorated with chalk and palm leaves.
The Stone Monoliths of Ikom - AllAfrica, Feb 20, 2014
One stone seems to guard the next one - A guide to me
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