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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Akan Architecture [Africa][Ghana]

An overview on Akan people (since I guess they're new to you).






Akrafena cerimonial sword



Adinkra symbols




We'll cover the architecture in Kumasi, the old capital of the Ashanti Empire, and surrounding towns.
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Kumasi, unidentified building, c. 1888-1896 | source

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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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Prempeh's Palace, Great Hall, maybe Ahenfie Kumasi, 1896-1900 | source

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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #5
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House of a priest in Adwenase, 7 miles south of Ejisu near Kumasi | source

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The royal compound in Bekwai, c. 1900-1904 | source

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Basic structure of Akan courtyard buildings | source

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Street view of the 'Execution square in Kumase' 1896-1900 | source

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Chief Kwahu compund in the town of Abetifi, c. 1888-1896 | source

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Chief Kwahu, Head of the swordbearers of Odow Kwame of Abetifi, seated. c. 1888-1905 | source

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Prempeh's Palace, Great Hall, 1896-1900 | source

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Chief Kwahu Ado-Kwame in his home in the town of Abetifi, 31 Dec 1917 | source

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Bristish invasion of Kumasi in 1874 | source

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The Bantama Mausoleum was destroyed by the British on 20 January 1896 | source



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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



Abirem Temple | source

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Edwenase Temple | source

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Besease Temple | source 1. source 2. source 3



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Adarko Temple | source



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are there effort to restore these buildings.
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