Asante Traditional Buildings (1980)
Ghana

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Ghana 1971. Traditional Building. Scan by courtesy of Scarlet Mobuto Nielsen (Denmark). 

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.

  • Ghana 1971. Traditional Building. Scan by courtesy of Scarlet Mobuto Nielsen (Denmark). 

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Other World Cultural Heritage sites in Ghana (on this web site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Ghana-section, for more information about the individual properties, 

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