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Birikisu Sungbo Shrine

In the bible, she is known as the Queen of Sheba. In Nigeria - and specifically in Ogun state- she is called Birikisu Sungbo, and there is a shrine dedicated to her. It is believed that she will answer all your heart's desires if you ask nicely. Worth a try.

Category: Shrine

Tags: Worship, Sightseeing, Learns

Lisabi Sacred Forest

History of Lisabi Sacred Forest Lisabi Sacred Forest was established. It is notable as the burial place of the great warrior Lisabi the hero of the Egba people. Long long ago in distant Egba land where evil reigned supreme, there was a warrior named Lisabi who rose up to conquer this evil. Upon his death, he was buried in a forest in Ogun and today is known as Lisabi forest and is a popular place where people come from far and wide to visit. Security/Safety of Lisabi Sacred Forest This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Lisabi Sacred Forest, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Mosquito repellant. Light clothing. Hiking gear. Things to do while at Lisabi Sacred Forest Before heading to Lisabi Sacred Forest, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Participate in the Lisabi festival. Best Features It is an historical site. Most common visitors Historians, Fun lovers, Religious leaders.

Category: Shrine

Tags: Worship, Sightseeing, Learns

Sungbo Eredo

History of Sungbo Eredo Sungbo Eredo was built in the 10th centuryas a monument to Sungbo and as a spiritual fortification round an ancient Kingdom. It is notable as the largest known ancient man-made structure in sub-Saharan Africa Built by Bilikisu Sungbo (the locals claim she is the fabled biblical Queen Sheba and koranic Bilqis) in the 10th century. Essentially, it is a moat with an earth wall alongside it. A 100-mile-long wall forming a rough circle enclosing roughly 400 square miles, whose construction began a millennium ago, this is one of the largest monuments in sub-Saharan Africa Security/Safety of Sungbo Eredo This is a very safe location. ensure you go along with a local guide and be prepared for insects and other animals as it is a rainforest What To Bring Before heading to Sungbo Eredo, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Hiking boots A map Camera Things to do while at Sungbo Eredo Before heading to Sungbo Eredo, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Visit the locals and learn their history from them Take a hike in the rain-forest and view the monument Best Features This outstanding monument is a rampart or system of walls and ditches. Its vertical sided ditches of hardened laterite (natural soil mixture of clay and iron-oxides) show how the ditch profiles were originally dug. Together with the bank of spoil heaped up on the inner side, the combined height can be as much as 20 metres. Trees above this gigantic ditch help protect its sides from the forces of nature. The grave of Bilikisu is located in Oke-Eiri inside Sungbo's Eredo. It is an important site of pilgrimage among the locals. Most common visitors It is frequented by archaeologists, adventurers, traditional worshipers and adventurers. Eredo Journal; A Wall, a Moat, Behold! A Lost Yoruba Kingdom - New York Times, Sept 20, 1999 What is exciting about this for me is that we are beginning to bring out the tremendous political and cultural achievements of black Africa - Dr Patrick Darling of Bournemouth University

Category: Shrine

Tags: Worship, Sightseeing, Learns