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The displayed here gives a comprehensive description of the Asante Kingdom ,which was the first detailed account of the kingdom to reach Europe and remains even now an important source of historical and anthropological information about pre-colonial West Africa.

    In the early nineteenth century the kingdom of the Asante, located in the hinterland of the Gold Coast, in present-day Ghana, was at the height of its power, rich from its trade in gold, ivory and slaves. From 1807 onwards, the Asante undertook several bloody invasions of the …

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