See The Amazing Nsude Pyramids, Built By The Ancient Igbo

In 1935, G. I. Jones, an anthropoligist took pictures of some ancient Igbo pyramids at the town of Nsude, Udi, in Enugu State, Nigeria. These amazing works of our forefathers pyramids are 10 in number.

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The Nsude pyramids were built by the Eri-era Igbos, who had a large Judeo-Nubian content. Recall that in the book History Of The Igbo World, research shows that many years ago, this group joined the pre-existing Igbos.

These Eri-era Igbos came from Eri Ben Gad’s household in the Chineroth area in Canaan, and from the households of some Nubian chieftains he met in the Saqqara area of Egypt-Sudan.

They joined the pre-existing Igbos (the First Men) who told them to bia fara (come and join us). Together, with others they flourished into what is today, the rich culture called Igbo.

These Nsude Pyramids closely resemble the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, Egypt (constructed in 2648 BC). They are undoubtedly of the same tradition.

See The Step Pyramid in Egypt below:

See some more pictures of the Nsude Pyramids below:

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Update: The Nsude Pyramids have been abandoned by successive governments. They would have restored it to its pristine glory if they were interested. This is indeed sad. Maybe some future government would do better.

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  1. I don’t think the pyramids are still there if it were the case modern researchers and tourists would have been trooping there. I believe the Europeans bulldozed them. They only came to limelight when the pictures were leaked and exposed from a personal archive.

    1. Ndewo Tochukwu,
      All you need to do is go home and ask elders to take you to the site – which has been badly neglected because Government and a large number of our people don’t know or don’t care about the significance of those pyramids. Please snap photos and give us a status report when you do.

      Also, I think you should join like-minds to advocate for: An access road to the pyramids, restoration works on them; more research on them, more publicity for them.


  2. In southern Nigeria there are a number of sites that are of probable touristic value. The Igbo/Nsude Pyramids, what Catherine Acholonu and others have called the Akwanshis, Cross River megaliths/menhirs (arranged in a circle at Emangabe).
    Not of Igboland are the ditch & bank structure at Great Benin and the Yorubic territory of Ijebu,
    A point to ponder on is if the these structures brook comparison with the Great Pyramid at Giza (Egypt) and/or the Great Wall of China (as maintained by some authorities) which are seen as markers of high civilisation, what then does this say of southern Nigeria?

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