Benin moat, Edo.

Benin city

Benin moat Description

History of Benin Moat

Benin moat was built in 1280-1295. To serve as a protection against invaders. It is notable as a cultural and historical edifice for the Benin people.

Built by Oba Oguola in 1280-1295.

Traditionally called Iya, the Benin moat is one of the largest man-made earthworks. Built before the advent of modern technology or equipment, the wall served as protection for the city against invaders especially the European imperial invaders who were notorious slave hunters.

Security/Safety of Benin moat

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Benin moat, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Hiking gear.
  • Mosquito repellant.

Things to do while at Benin moat

  • Sightsee.
  • Take a landscape picture.

Best Features

It is a historical monument for the Benin people.

Writer's Review

To go learn about the history of old Benin city.

Most common visitors

Historians, Curators, Archaeologists, Tourists are the most common visitors to this place.

  • The Great Benin Moat, a world heritage site- Irabor, an archaeologist.

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