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CyArk, a California-based nonprofit organization that specializes in the digital documentation of culture sites, has completed its digital documentation of Osun Osogbo Sacred Groove in Nigeria with the support of the United States government.
The organization presented the results of its project to document and help protect the Busanyin Shrine in the Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove on Wednesday to the Director General of the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Professor Abba Tijani.
In 2020, the U.S. Department of State awarded CyArk a $125,000 grant to undertake the Busanyin Shrine project in partnership with the Adunni Olorisa Trust (AOT) and the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments. One of eight monuments within the grove, the Busanyin Shrine was damaged by seasonal flooding in 2019.
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