and civilization 25. The name of this world hero was Kush. Kush was the founder of both the
Nubian civilization, the Egyptian civilization and the Hindu Kush civilization of India. Later
civilizations called him Rama, but the word Kush actually emanated from an ancient Nigerian
word Akwa Nshi/Kwa Nshi (Egyptian Ikwush - a name for the Sea Peoples who were followers of
Kush and latter settled in the Aegean26). Akwa nshi was the name of the monoliths of Ikom and
of the dwarfs (Igbo Nwa Nshi) who wrote them27. Cayce said that just before the sinking of
Atlantis, this hero had some writings made on stone and hidden in forests to preserve
Atlantean knowledge. Those stone writings were, as revealed through linguistic analyses and
through historical records, the monoliths of Ikom. 28
When we made these connections, we were also able to see the Indian style of the Igbo
Ukwu artefacts from a new light. We were thus induced to study Indian mythologies as recorded
in the world-famous epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. In Ramayana, authored by Valmiki,29
it is written that Rama was a king in Atlantis who left the continent because of filial rivalry
which caused him to go into exile in the jungle for several years. In the jungle, he built a city in
the rain-forest which became the pride of the ancient world, a pride of gods and men. Again, a
city in the jungle!
Rama’s story sounded too familiar, for it was the same story told in Ifa and in Great
Benin, but also in Egyptian mythology about filial rivalry between Obatala and Oduduwa, Idu
and Oduduwa, Osiris and Seth leading to Obatala/Osiris going into exile. Ifa says that Obatala
went into exile among the Igbo forest dwellers, and thus earned for himself the title Obatala
25 Acholonu et. al., The Gram Code, 2005, p. 15. Yama was the Dravidian Indian name for the god of the dead. Osiris was the Egyptian god of the Dead.
26 Martin Bernal, Black Athena I, p. 52
27 Information from the natives of Alok in Ikom and from Mr. Sylvanus Akong, the curator of the monoliths.
28 Our findings are that one of the central monoliths bore the name ‘Khem’, written in Dravidian Malayalam and Sumerian Proto-cuneiform.
29 See info online, see also Acholonu, They Lived Before Adam.