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Old February 23rd, 2014, 05:33 AM   #1
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Asante, Kumase, unidentified building c. 1888-1896

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The royal compound in Bekwai c. 1900-1904 Schultze

This is an unassumingly large structure; note the woman on the far left side standing near the tree. A few of the taller buildings in this compound are at least a two-story buildings with attic spaces as well.
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House of a priest in Adwenase 7 miles south of Ejisu near Kumase (lone figure).

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Abirim Temple c 1925-1927.

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Bantama 'Ayakeseho' place of the great brass vessel The Aya kese sat in front of two trees entrance to royal mausoleum.

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Bantama mausoleum was destroyed by the British on 20 January 1896 - Ramseyer.
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Abirem Temple in its original form | source

The temple in its full and original Akan architectural form with the high roofs that allowed people to move about in the upper floors.



Abirem Temple with 'modern' roofs in 1969 | source



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Prempeh II being enthroned in 1935. In 1935 the British decided to officially recognise the Asante Kingdom about 4 decades after invading the their country, abducting Prempeh I and exiling him for 28 years.

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Prempeh II being knighted c. 1947
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another rare pic of Kumasi

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