Thursday, April 25, 2019

30 AMAZING FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT THE GREAT BENIN KINGDOM

30 AMAZING FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT THE GREAT BENIN KINGDOM

This piece reveals 30 amazing facts you never knew about the Great Benin Kingdom

30 AMAZING FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT THE GREAT BENIN KINGDOM

The Great #Benin Kingdom is probably #Nigeria’s greatest empire. 

The #Ogiso dynasty lasted for about 854 years plus an interregnum of 285 years between the reign of Ogiso Orire and Ogiso Odia, there was an interregnum of 70 years between Ogiso Owodo and Oba #Oranmiyan plus 845 years of Oba ruler-ship till date.

Below are 30 amazing facts about the Great Benin Kingdom:

1. The First Storey Building in Nigeria was built at Ughoton by the #Dutch in the year 1718, and it was called “The Factory”. The said building was destroyed by the #British during the war against the #Benins in 1897. The site of the building is still intact.

2. The Oldest Church in #WestAfrica was established in Great #BeninEmpire by the Earliest #Portuguese missionaries in the 16th Century which is today known as the Holy Aruosa (Benin National Church).

#PopePiusXII visited Benin and handed the church to the Oba of Benin, Oba Oreoghene in 1692AD.

3. The first Known Embassy Established in Nigeria was in Benin during the reign of Oba Esigie in the 16th century.

4. The Oldest known letter written in Nigeria was by Duarte Pires instructed by Oba Esigie which was addressed to King John II, on the 20th October, 1516AD. The second oldest letter was written by Antonio Domingo (Great-grand Son of Oba Olua) to the Pope to seek for missionary assistance in other to spread Christianity in Benin Empire in 1652AD.

5. Oba Orhogbua founded #Lagos and planted a dukedom, the Obaship of Lagos (#Eko).

6. Oldest ever recorded market in Africa is Ogiso (#Agbado) Market dated 60BCE.

7. The first ever recorded bank (Owigho) in present-day West-Africa was built in Benin kingdom by Oba Eresoyen, construction started in the year 1740AD and was completed in the year 1743AD.

8. #QueenIdia (Oba Esigie mother) is the first Oba’s mother to be alive to see her son becoming an Oba. That’s because traditionally previous Crown prince mothers were killed before their Sons ascend the throne.

9. Ga tribe of present-day #Ghana migrated from Benin during Oba Udagbedo reign (1299-1334)

10. #Oduduwa was the exiled crowned prince from Benin known as Ekaladerhan, which is being purported as the progenitor of the #Yoruba race.

11. The monarch of #Warri kingdom is an offshoot of the royal house of Benin kingdom founded by prince Iginuwa the Son of Oba Olua in the 15th century.

12. The #Osemawe of #Ondo was corrupted from Osemwughe, the Benin warrior who deserted #Udo town, when there was a war between Benin City and Udo town.

13. The word Ondo was corrupted from the town “Emwan N’Udo” (people of Udo town)

14. The world most famous mask Queen Idia mask was the face of #FESTAC 77’ held in Lagos.

15. The word Benin was corrupted from Ubini by the Portuguese explorer meaning “a place of heavenly pageantry and prosperity”

16. Oba Esigie is the first King in Africa to be baptized in the year 1504AD in Benin.

30 AMAZING FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT THE GREAT BENIN KINGDOM

17. The King of Benin can in a single day make 20,000 men ready for war, and, if need be, 180, 000, and because of this he has great influence among all the surrounding peoples. His authority stretches over many cities, towns, and villages. There is no King thereabouts who, in the possession of so many beautiful cities and towns, in his capital – Olfert Dapper, description of Africa, 1668.

 18. According to the #Guinness Book of Records (1974 edition) described the walls of #BeninCity and its surrounding kingdom as the world’s largest earthworks carried out prior to the mechanical era.

 19. According to estimates by the New Scientists Fred Pearce, Benin City’s walls were at one point “four times longer than the great wall of #China, and consumed a hundred times more material than the #GreatPyramidofCheops”

30 AMAZING FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT THE GREAT BENIN KINGDOM

20. Benin City is surrounded by massive walls dug by Oba Oguola in the 13th century and Oba #Ewuare I in the 15th century.

21. Great Wall of Benin extended for some 16,000km in all, in a mosaic of more than 500 interconnected settlement boundaries. They covered 6, 500sq km and were all dug by the #Edo people.

22. The Great wall of Benin took an estimated 150million hours of digging to construct, and are perhaps the largest single archaeological phenomenon on the planet. #TheGreatWallofBenin

23. Benin City is the first City to have a semblance of street lighting in the world.

24. The Portuguese were the people who called our land “Great City of Benin” because they were astonished by what they saw that the Edo people achieved centuries before any major cities in the world.

25. 1n 1691, the Portuguese ship captain Lourenco Pinto observed: “Great Benin, where the king resides, is larger than #Lisbon; all the streets run straight and as far as the eyes can see.

26. The #Binis are the best bronze casters (Igun – eronmwon) in the world.

27. Two kings were installed without a crown, Ogiso Igodo (40BC-16AD) and Oba Oranmiyan (Odolorre) 1170-1200AD. 28. Great Benin is known as the cradle of Black civilization and the center of the world (Edorisiagbon).

29. Benin were the first to use sophisticated weapons (guns) to fight a war (#Idahwar) in the present day Nigeria in about 501 years ago (August 1516), the war was led by Oba Esigie mother (Queen Idia).

30. All Obas in Lagos (Eko) were all buried in their ancestral home (Benin City) until the late 19th century, to further lay credence to that Oba Osemwende in 1834 instructed Idewu Ojulari, the Oba of Lagos to zegbele (kill himself) the instruction was, expectedly, complied with. The Lagos Oba complied by taking poison.

 Source: Institute For Benin Studies


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