This photograph shows the foyer of the same abandoned Dughwede compound. In the front we see remaining footing of the ceremonial wall and behind it a very low stone pedestal which was the base for the house shrine (3). The house shrine itself has eroded away. Behind the stone base of the shrine we see a stone bench (2). This is the equivalent of the stone bench for the elders and the father of the house. Unlike a Chikide compound it is in front of the granaries and not next to the ceremonial wall. Behind the stone bench there are the bases of two granaries left in this compound (1). The larger house behind the granaries is the first wife's room. Since all the daub plastering has been washed away from this abandoned compound we can see the original stone structure.
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DGB sites of northern Cameroon