The National Museum, Benin City
Established in 1944 under the auspices of Oba Akenzua II, making it the second museum to be established in Nigeria.
Although I wasn’t allowed to enter because at my time of visit, there was supposedly an ongoing interview at the museum.?
The museum is located in the city centre on King’s Square, according to internet gist, “the museum has a significant number of artifacts related to the Benin Empire such as terracotta, bronze figures and cast iron pieces. It also has ancient art related to the early times.”
The only thing I saw was the cenotaph dedicated to the memory of our heroes who fought and lost their lives during the two world wars and civil war.
I have always wondered why most African nations are not efficiently recognised for the role they played in the world wars.?
Before my traveling escapades, I never imagined that Nigerians fought in the world war even if it was obviously a “World War”. ??♀️ All the movies about it blinded me to that fact and I unconsciously thought it was just America, Europe, and part of Asia.??♀️
Well, people that based their facts from movies, now you know!
The National War Museum Umuahia, Abia State
Also Read: National Museum of Unity Enugu
Also See: Top Places of Interest in Abia State
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