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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Situated on the grounds of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, this site is seminal in Asante history. A 333 year old sword wedged in the rockface is one of the the centre artefacts and legends of the rich history of the Asante nation. The history of the Asante people is eloquently told by the young curator. On a good day you may run into the Asante king who regularly comes to pay his respects at this important and sacred site.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This small building houses the sword of the Ashantis, buried to its hilt in a circular shrine. Legend has it that the kingdom will fall if the sword is ever removed. A guide gave us the history and answered questions. That's pretty much it, though. Interestingly, a major hospital was built around the site; you have to walk through the hospital grounds to get to it.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank tomnL8761MY
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

small area , its located at a hospital site so it's a busy area, but its an interesting cultural stop with lots of history and very significant for the Asante culture.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Voyager81977
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This was really worth a visit - I find the history of the Ashanti region very interesting, and it links up to what you learn in terms of history from visiting some of the other sites in Kumasi such as the Palace Museum. A very informative talk given by the guide also.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Nicky W
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

this museum is Located near the big hospital in Kumasi. The guide are very informative and history of unremovable sword of Asante Priest Okomfo Anokye which been on the ground for over 300 years,

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank lovetravelworldwide7
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