Igun Street, Benin City | UNESCO World Heritage Site

3 thoughts on “Igun Street, Benin City | UNESCO World Heritage Site”

  1. Where did you find that Igun Street is a UNESCO world heritage site? The UNESCO website only lists the Sukur Cultural Landscape and Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove as Nigerian UNESCO sites. The wall of Benin (Benin Iya) are on the tentative list, but the UNESCO description that I found for it doesn’t seem to include Igun Street or the Bronze Casters.

    I visited Igun Street when I was in Benin a couple months ago, and was told it was a UNESCO heritage site, but when I went looking for more information I was surprised to find that I could only find references to it being listed on wikipedia, and on travel blogs/sites. I found repeated references to it being inducted in 1999, but can’t find anything actually from UNESCO that includes it, even when I look at the heritage sites that were listed that year.

    Can you shed any light on the matter?

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