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“Mysterious”

Okomfo Anokye Sword Site
Ranked #12 of 18 things to do in Kumasi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right at the heart of Kumasi and inside the largest hospital in middle of Ghana sits this mysterious sword since 1695

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Thank Nicky W
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