that she was herself that Mother language.
Another area of concern was the puzzle of Igbo Ukwu and the enigmatic artefacts found
there, which according to Thurtan Shaw, are Indian in style. Igbo Ukwu was a puzzle which no
one could solve because it was not in any way related to any other civilization in or around
Nigeria. Igbo Ukwu bronzes stood alone in method of manufacture, technique and style, yet
Thurstan Shaw’s dating of Igbo Ukwu placed it close to Ife and Oyo as belonging to a period
dating from 800 to 900 AD.10 This dating created more problems for the study of Igbo History
because the Igbo Ukwu excavated goods had no relationship with any known Igbo historical
experience, and yet Shaw’s dating placed it too close to contemporary history, thus discouraging
the mythological approach to its analysis. Yet the events that produced the artefacts of Igbo
Ukwu clearly belonged to time immemorial, for no one within living memory knew anything
about buried artefacts in the city, nor who made them and for what purpose! None of the
folklore of the Igbo said anything about those artefacts buried in Igbo Ukwu. It is important to
mention that The Lost Testament was co-authored with an Emeritus Professor of Theoretical
Physics Alex Animalu of University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Professor Animalu has co-authored a
number of articles with the research team of the Catherine Acholonu Research Center, published
in the African Journal of Physics. He claims that our analyses of Igbo Ukwu geometric symbols
and their relationship to Egyptian pyramids is making a highly persuasive case for an African
revolution in Theoretical Physics.11
10 Thurstan Shaw, Unearthing Igbo Ukwu; Shaw, Igbo Ukwu, Vols. 1 &11 (1970). Some Igbo Ukwu symbols have been found in Nok and some are found in the Bantu phenomenon all over Africa, but not the style of her bronzes.
11 See A.O.E. Animalu, “Ichi Linguistic Geometry and Evolution – A Commentary on They Lived Before Adam”, in African Journal of Physics, Vol. 2, p. 373 – 393, 2009; see also Animalu - “A Comparison of Acholonu’s Igbo Ukwu Bronze Torus/Hyperspace/Hyperdoughnut with Kaku’s 10-Dimensional Hyperspace/Hyperdoughnut View of Theory of Everything”, in Appendix to The Lost Testament of the Ancestors of Adam by Catherine Acholonu et. al.