Sukur

Sukur
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The Sukur Cultural Landscape with its palace, terraced fields with ritual features and villages has survived unchanged for many centuries. It is located in the Northeastern part of Nigeria.

The designated area comprises:

  • Hidi's Palace (ruined house complex of the chief)
  • Paved walkways
  • Domesticated landscape with extensive terraces (for agricultural use and spiritual significance)
  • Domestic architecture in the villages (granite and dry-stone)
  • Traditional cemeteries in the hills
  • Wells
  • Iron-smelting furnaces
  • (Ceramic) shrines

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rifo bonjoru

nigeria - 28-Apr-06 -

the trip to sukur was an interesting one, were i get to palace house, the hidi gizick is the one that display the various cultural heritage


Hon Williams Joshua ADHA YOLA

nigeria -

I visited this site during the 2004 world cultural day.It was so an interesting trip expecially when i was opportuned to see the palace which is not imaginable to the modern world.In view of my trip to sukur,my prayer is that UNESCO should intervain with great dextirity to see that cultural heritage at that site is maintained.


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Site Info

Full Name
Sukur Cultural Landscape
Unesco ID
938
Country
Nigeria
Inscribed
1999
Type
Cultural
Criteria
3 5 6
Categories
Cultural Landscape - Associative
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1999 Inscribed

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