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.
This is a very safe location.
Before heading to Benin moat, here are some helpful things to take along with you:
It is a historical monument for the Benin people.
To go learn about the history of old Benin city.
Historians, Curators, Archaeologists, Tourists are the most common visitors to this place.
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