According to Professor Catherine Acholonu, Igbo-Ukwu in South-Eastern Nigeria is an important site that provides evidence of a lost Ancient African Civilization that also establishes Africa’s connection to Ancient Kemet, Sumer and Dravidian India.
Igbo-Ukwu is thus an important site because it challenges the traditional narrative of African history.
The Connection between Igbo-Ukwu and Heliopolis
Acholonu argues that the ancient artifacts and remains found in Igbo-Ukwu, including bronzes and pottery, have similarities in design and style to those found in Heliopolis. She believes that this suggests a connection between the two cultures and that the ancient Igbo people may have had contact with ancient Egypt.
Acholonu also argues that the religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Igbo people, as evidenced by the artifacts and remains found in Igbo-Ukwu, have similarities to those of ancient Egypt. For example, both cultures believed in an afterlife and had similar burial practices.
This further supports the idea of a connection between the two cultures.
The Connection Between The Igbo Script and Ancient Egyptian, Sumerian and Dravidian
Acholonu argues that the Igbo script found at Igbo-Ukwu bears similarities to the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt, cuneiform of ancient Sumer, and the Brahmi script of ancient Dravidian cultures. She claims that the similarities in the forms and shapes of the characters in these scripts, as well as the presence of similar symbols, suggest a possible connection between these cultures.
Acholonu also argues that the presence of the Igbo script at Igbo-Ukwu suggests that the Igbo people had a written language at a very early stage of their history.
The Connection Between The Igbo Spoken Language and Ancient Egyptian, Sumerian and Dravidian
Acholonu also argues that the presence of a common origin for these languages would explain the similarities in religious beliefs and practices, as well as the similarities in artifacts and remains found in Igbo-Ukwu and these ancient cultures.
The Connection Between The Nsude Pyramids and Ancient Egypt
Professor Acholonu argues that the Nsude Pyramids, located in the town of Nsude in Nigeria, share similarities in design, construction, and purpose with the pyramids of Ancient Egypt. She claims that the pyramids were built for religious and spiritual purposes, as well as for the burial of important individuals.
Acholonu also argues that the similarities in design and construction of the Nsude Pyramids and the pyramids of Ancient Egypt suggest a possible connection between the two cultures. She believes that this connection may have been established through trade, migration, or the spread of cultural and religious ideas.
The Connection Between Igbo Dwarfs and The First Ancient Egyptian People
The Igbo-Ukwu Dwarfs were skilled metalworkers and that their bronze artifacts found in the area are evidence of a highly advanced ancient civilization.
Acholonu also claims that the Igbo dwarfs were the first ancient Egyptian people and that they were responsible for the development of the ancient Egyptian civilization. She argues that the similarities in design and style of the artifacts found in Igbo-Ukwu and ancient Egypt, as well as similarities in religious beliefs and practices, suggest that the Igbo dwarfs were the first ancient Egyptians.
Professor Catherine Acholonu’s claim that Igbo-Ukwu in South Eastern Nigeria is an important site that providing evidence of a lost Ancient African Civilization establishing Africa’s connection to Ancient Egypt, Sumer and Dravidian India is an intriguing one.
Despite the similarities, in Script, Language, Culture and Artifacts between the Igbo-Ukwu culture and Ancient Egypt, Sumer and Dravidian culture, Professor Acholonu’s theory is not yet widely accepted even though it challenges the traditional narrative of African history.
Perhaps the Igbo-Ukwu Dwarf Culture may be linked to the Twa-Pygmy Culture that gave rise to the Anu peoples who are regarded as the first settlers of the Nile Valley who founded Kemet (Egypt) beginning with the Ta-Seti Civilization Culture circa 3 400 BCE.