Olumo Rock

Abeokuta


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Location: Abeokuta (the city of rocks), Ondo State.
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Classification:  cave castle,  Cave House, Sandstone caves.
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Last update:$Date: 2014/07/21 08:11:02 $

History


Description

The town of Abeokuta was founded during the days of inter-tribal wars. The Egba people, who inhabited the area, worship the rocks and its caves in the belief that they derive their natural strength and protection from supreme beings.

In a more pragmatic way the rocks with their shelters were an ideal pace for cvae castles. This cave houses are reputed to have saved the Egbas during the old days of inter-tribal wars. As the rocks became famous for being a secure place, they also became a unifying factor.


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