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Ancient sites Associated with Ghanaian Freedom

by The Ghana HIT

Ghana is a vibrant country known for its history, beautiful beaches, amazing climate, and rich culture. It was the main exit route in Africa when transporting enslaved people to various European destinations. Several significant historical events are associated with the dark days and the struggle for independence, while others symbolize Ghanaian rich heritage.

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

This park is specifically designed to honour the work of Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah. It is a busy site that receives a significant number of tourists each day. It is a famous historical ground in Ghana associated with the liberation and freedom of Ghanaians. The tomb of the late Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his wife inside this park is a symbol of peace.

Gwollu Defence wall

Gwollu Defence was initially constructed to protect the residents of Gwollu town against the slave traders. It is a significant historical site constructed during the 19th century by Gwollu Koro Limann.

Ussher Fort

Usher fort is among the three significant buildings constructed during the mid-1700th century. It is situated in the great Accra and was part of the Dutch Gold Coast. This historical site served as a primary area of interest to the Dutch people and is a significant historical site worth visiting.

Cape Coast Castle

It is the biggest and most famous slavery castle across the globe. It was constructed during the 15th century by the Portuguese, but the ownership changed various times between various colonial leaderships. This fort served as the British administration until they moved to the great Accra city in the 18th century.

Komfo Anokye Sword Site

It is a historical landmark that houses the Okomfo Anokye Sword. Visiting the sword site offers a clear picture of the beginning of the Ashanti Kingdom. Although many people have attempted to remove this sword, their efforts have been in Vain, and the landmark has been protected for future generations.

Bonwire Kente Village

It is a famous village where approximately half of the population is involved in weaving kente. Weaving is a highly-ranked skill among this village’s residents; many people have been involved in making kente since 1700. Besides, this is the recognized weaving village for the Asante king. Their culture is to weave beautiful kente garments and supply them to the neighbouring communities. Many tourists across the world travel to Ghana to see the weaving process of the kente clothes.

Larabanga Mosque

It is not only the oldest mosque in Ghana but also in west Africa. Most people in West Africa call this mosque the mecca of West Africa. It was constructed during the 14th century in Larabanga village. The Sudanese-designed mosque features an old Quran alleged to be a gift from the heavens in the 16th century to a committed Muslim.

The initial building was constructed using the most famous materials during those days: mud, reed, and clay. Today’s structure has two tall pyramid-shaped towers, one facing to the east and the other one facing the northern side.

Ntonso Adinkra Cloth Village

Adinkra is a traditional cloth Adinkra cloth was initially meant in three colours, brown, red, and Black. This garment was mainly worn during funerals by the Ashanti people. Ntonso village is the main centre of adinkra cloth and the only region in Ghana that manufactures traditional adinkra clothes from the first step. Adinkra is famous for its symbols, design, and wisdom; Ntonso produces the largest producer of adinkra. Today, Adinkra is designed in various colours and worn across many Ghana regions. History is interesting, and exploring it is fun and interesting, especially when in the company of a well-informed guide.

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