THE MOAT IN BENIN KINGDOM.

THE MOAT IN BENIN KINGDOM.

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Oba Oguola reigned in Benin kingdom in about 1280 AD. He was the responsible for digging the first and second moat (IYA) in other to fortify the city from Invaders. It took about one hundred and fifty million hours to deep. It’s said to be the second largest man made earthwork in the world after the Great wall of China .

He further instructed that similar moat be built around notable towns and villages in the kingdom to serve as defensive mechanism. Twenty of such moat were erected around Benin during his reign.
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