Original

Original (correct) names/spellings for Igbo City's/Towns/Villages
Abakaliki is Abakaleke; Afikpo is Ehugbo; Asaba is Ahaba; Awgu is Ogu; Awka is Oka; Bonny is Ubani; Enugu is Enugwu; Ibusa is Igbuzor; Igrita is Igwuruta; Oguta is Ugwuta; Onitsha is Onicha; Owerri is Owerre; Oyigbo is Obigbo; Port Harcourt is Diobu; Ogwashi-Uku is Ogwa Nshi Ukwu... any more will be added.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Carved pole in ancestral shrine



This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original title reads, "Carved poles at Kpogrikpo, inside the ancestral shrine of Sergeant Okpani's compound. Never obtained much information on it, regretfully. Such a pole was very unusual at Afikpo."


Location: Kpogrikpo, Afikpo, Alaigbo | Date: September 1959-December 1960 | Credit: Simon Ottenberg

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