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UNESCO World Heritage

Ghana, Asante Traditional Buildings

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, December 06, 2013 at 04:45:24

Location Asante Region, Ghana
Coordinates N6 24 4 W1 37 33
Date of Inscription 1980

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/35 )

To the north-east of Kumasi, these are the last material remains of the great Asante civilization, which reached its high point in the 18th century. Since the dwellings are made of earth, wood and straw, they are vulnerable to the onslaught of time and weather.

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Asante Traditional Buildings

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Ghana, Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, October 05, 2012 at 06:57:23

Location Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions, Ghana
Coordinates N5 23 27.708 E0 29 36.996
Date of Inscription 1979

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/34 )

The remains of fortified trading-posts, erected between 1482 and 1786, can still be seen along the coast of Ghana between Keta and Beyin. They were links in the trade routes established by the Portuguese in many areas of the world during their era of great maritime exploration.

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