Asante Traditional Buildings

The Asante culture is an ancient culture, containing many mysterious elements whose origins remain obscure. One of such elements is the Asante Traditional Buildings, whose intricate designs and decorations caught the attention of visitors – especially Europeans – to the Asante Kingdom from the late eighteen century to the early

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Teku and Ackey

Ackey and Taku

In 1796 the first European coins notably the ackey and the taku were introduced into West Africa. Between 1912 and 1913 the West African currency board was set up by the British government to issue African pound notes and coins. After independence, in 1958, Ghana issued her first currency notes

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Nalerigu Defence Wall

Nalerigu Defence Wall

The Nalerigu Defence Wall is the remains of the Naa Jaringa Walls, which lie under a grove of trees. The wall is located in Nalerigu in the East Mamprusi Municipality, about 120 km south-east of Bolgatanga, about 156 km from Tamale and 8 km past Gambaga, in the North East

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stool

‘Mframa dan gua’

  Ghanaian stools are often wooden seat usually resting on a single pedestal or two legs. They are used for sitting and also to represent the office of traditional rulers. The stools are mainly calved from wood. Carvers sometimes consider the type and spirit of the tree to be used.

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Larabanga Mosque

Larabanga Mosque

The Larabanga Mosque is popularly referred to as the ‘Mecca of West Africa’, because of its rich historical and architectural values. The dimensions of the mosque are approximately 8m by 8m. The Larabanga Mosque made it to the World Monuments Fund’s List of 100 Most Endangered Sites. The mosque is

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Asante Traditional Buildings

The Asante culture is an ancient culture, containing many mysterious elements whose origins remain obscure. One of such elements is the Asante Traditional Buildings, whose intricate designs and decorations caught the attention of visitors – especially Europeans – to the Asante Kingdom from the late eighteen century to the early

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