Documentation and Conservation of the Late 14th-Century Sungbo's Eredo Earthworks of the Yoruba Ijebu Kingdom

This project involves the documentation and partial conservation of the site’s extensive system of banks and ditches spanning two Nigerian states.

The late 14th-century Sungbo’s Eredo is the largest-known earthworks in the world and a powerful testament to the political sophistication of the Yoruba Ijebu kingdom. [Photo credit: Project organizer]

Project Details


Location: Nigeria Organiser(s): College of William and Mary Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $400,000 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2019 Project Status: Active
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