Monuments in Edo

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Emotan Statue
Emotan Statue

Emotan Statue

Monument

Edo

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Sightseeing, Learn, Explore art

History of Emotan Statue Emotan Statue was built in May 20, 1954. It is notable as a testament to the life and deeds of the woman that was Emotan. It was designed and built by John A. Danford. The Emotan Statue is a monument built in honor of the kindness, love and bravery of the trader Emotan who once saved the life of the King of Benin Oba Ewuare. Security/Safety of Emotan Statue This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Emotan Statue, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera or a good camera phone. Things to do while at Emotan Statue Get to try these activities at Emotan Statue: Take pictures. Learn about the history of Emotan. Best Features It is a celebration of love, kindness and bravery. Most common visitors Photographers, Tourists, and Curators can be found around here. Emotan, a woman among women- Mr Ohigwere, a curator.

Captain Phillip's grave
Captain Phillip's grave
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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Explore nature

History of Captain Phillip's grave Captain Phillip's grave. The tombstone of Captain James Phillip located at Uruokhokho in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo state, attracts historians, students, researchers and visitors from across the world all year round. It marks the spot where Captain Phillip and his party on a trade mission to Benin in January 1897 were killed and buried.The event is generally referred to as the Benin massacre which led to the invasion of Benin in 1897 and the eventual deportation of the then oba of Benin, Oba Ovonramwen. Security/Safety of Captain Phillip's grave This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Captain Phillip's grave, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash Camera to capture a wonderful time Things to do while at Captain Phillip's grave Before heading to Captain Phillip's grave, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Learn about the history and culture of benin Best Features Captain Philips grave is a historical monument where you can learn about the invasion of Benin by the British Most common visitors Everyone

Nigerian Air Force Base, Benin
Nigerian Air Force Base, Benin

Travel, Sightseeing

History of Nigerian Air Force Base, Benin Nigerian Air Force Base, Benin. This is the state base of the air arm of the Nigerian Armed Forces. Located close to the Benin Airport, it uses the airport for its operations and drills. Security/Safety of Nigerian Air Force Base, Benin This is a very safe location. Best Features The base features military offices for the Nigerian Air Force. It also features housing accommodations for the various military personnel and their families. There are also healthcare centres, religion centres and educational centres for the air force personnels. Writer's Review It is a serene and quiet place. Apart from the guarantee of safety, one also enjoys the orderliness and abundant military disciple displayed on the base. It is kept clean and noise is kept at a bare minimum. The health centres are also relatively cheaper and less crowded than private and public hospitals respectively.

Igun-Eronmwon Quarters
Igun-Eronmwon Quarters
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Work, Sightseeing, Explore art, Buy/Sell

History of Igun-Eronmwon Quarters Igun-Eronmwon Quarters. Possibly one of the most patronized tourist attractions in Benin Kingdom, this is home to the bronze casting guild and industries that Edo is known for. Security/Safety of Igun-Eronmwon Quarters This is a very safe location. Be cautious of your possessions as pick-pockets look for easy targets and do not wander the streets at night without a trusted local guide What To Bring Before heading to Igun-Eronmwon Quarters, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Cash as local markets hardly accept electronic payment mediums Shopping list Best Features The exact origin of bronze casting in Benin kingdom is hard to establish but it is known that the art has been in practice from primordial reign of the Ogisos, the first royal dynasty without any break though with discernible chronological stages of development. This ancient craft has been passed from generation to generation continually to this day. A secretive guild, the bronze casting members are related by a common ancestry and descended of the Ine Nigun; the custodian of the street and the bronze casters. Historically, the Oba of Benin controlled the guild and no one had any right to own any of the production process in those days except with his permission. However, after the British invasion of Benin Kingdom, members of the guild spread out to neighboring places and there set up shop and continued practicing their arts. With order restored in the Kingdom, some came back and have remained here, casting and making their marvelous art. Writer's Review This artistic site has been listed as a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO and this is proudly engraved on the arched open gateway of the street with the words "Home of the Guild of Benin Bronze Casters: World Heritage Site". Feel free to admire, witness bronze casting from the various stages and purchase any piece of your choice.

Egua-Iyoba Palace Of the Queen Mother
Egua-Iyoba Palace Of the Queen Mother

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Explore nature

History of Egua-Iyoba Palace Of the Queen Mother Egua-Iyoba Palace Of the Queen Mother. Egua-Iyoba(Iyoba Palace), is the official residence of the reigning Oba's Mother. As it is customary in Benin kingdom, reigning monarch normally confers the Iyoba title on his mother. When this title is confirmed by the oba, the Iyoba moves to her residence at lower Uselu where Eguae-lyoba is established. Oba Esigie started this tradition probably to forestall the conflict that would have arisen between his mother and himself over the exercise of political power. Security/Safety of Egua-Iyoba Palace Of the Queen Mother This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Egua-Iyoba Palace Of the Queen Mother, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture memorable events A local guide to take you through the history of the place Things to do while at Egua-Iyoba Palace Of the Queen Mother Before heading to Egua-Iyoba Palace Of the Queen Mother, here are some helpful things to take along with you: View artifacts from ancient times Learn about Benin History and Culture Best Features This edifice boasts of a lot of history. From the First Queen Mother, learn about the culture in Benin and capture lots of good time. Writer's Review Join a tour party and marvel at the sights and culture displayed with fellow tourists and non-indigenes. Most common visitors Everyone

Ughoton Village
Ughoton Village

Ughoton Village

Monument

Edo

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Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Explore nature

History of Ughoton Village Ughoton Village. Ughoton village, about 42 kilometers from Benin City, historically very important. According to historians a Benin, Prince Ekaladerhan (Izoduwa) was banished with his mother from the City of Benin to Ughoton. One of the darkest event in the history of the Benin, from there he took the painful and joyful journey from the land of Benin that eventually took him to Ile-Ife. In the fifteenth century, Ughoton began to function as a port city for nearby Benin City. Security/Safety of Ughoton Village This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Ughoton Village, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash Camera to capture a wonderful time Fishing line Things to do while at Ughoton Village Before heading to Ughoton Village, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Learn about the history and culture of benin Fish Best Features Learn about the rich history of the Benin Kingdom while in Ughoton. Also, enjoy fishing in the river with the indigines Most common visitors Tourists

Gelegele Historical Port
Gelegele Historical Port

Sightseeing, Relaxation, Play, Explore nature

History of Gelegele Historical Port Gelegele Historical Port . The first contact with any European was made by Oba Ewuare the Great (About 1440AD)when Ruy De Sequeira visited Benin City In 1472. The Portuguese came via the Atlantic Ocean and they finally landed in Gele Gele Sea Port in Benin Nation. The Gele Gele Sea Port was from then onward used predominantly for their legitimate trade with Benin Nation.This historic Sea Port site is today part of Benin kingdom historical sites. Security/Safety of Gelegele Historical Port This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Gelegele Historical Port , here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash Camera to capture a wonderful time Things to do while at Gelegele Historical Port Before heading to Gelegele Historical Port , here are some helpful things to take along with you: Learn about the history and culture of benin Best Features Gelegele Historial Port is a great place to learn about the history of the Benin people and their trading activities. Come and also buy goods from the port Writer's Review Gelegele Historical Port is a historical monument where you can learn about the history of Benin Kingdom Most common visitors Tourist

The Statue of Asoro n'Iyokuo (the Great Benin Warrior)
The Statue of Asoro n'Iyokuo (the Great Benin Warrior)

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History of The Statue of Asoro n'Iyokuo (the Great Benin Warrior) The Statue of Asoro n'Iyokuo (the Great Benin Warrior). This almost life-like statue was sculptured to the memory of Chief Asoro, a valiant brave man who died resisting the invading British forces during the expedition of 1897. During the siege on Benin, it was said that chief Asoro ably defended the spot where the statue now stands. He said "no other person dare pass this road unless the Oba" (So kpon Oba).The present Sokponba village and Sakponba Road derive their names from Chief Asoro's statement. This statue, which is a salute to Patriotism and loyalty is located on the king's Square by the beginning of Sokponba Road, Benin City. Security/Safety of The Statue of Asoro n'Iyokuo (the Great Benin Warrior) This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to The Statue of Asoro n'Iyokuo (the Great Benin Warrior), here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash Camera to capture a wonderful time Things to do while at The Statue of Asoro n'Iyokuo (the Great Benin Warrior) Before heading to The Statue of Asoro n'Iyokuo (the Great Benin Warrior), here are some helpful things to take along with you: Learn about Benin history and culture Best Features Asoro n'Iyokuo is a great Benin warrior whose story inspire patriotism. It is one of the only statues in Benin that depicts the history of the Benin invasion in 1897 by the British. Writer's Review As one of the only statues that depicts the British invasion on the Benin. It is a regularly visited spot to learn about the time period. Most common visitors Tourist, Indeigenes