To the north-east of Kumasi, these are the last material remains of the great Asante civilization, which reached its high point in the 18th century. Since the dwellings are made of earth, wood and straw, they are vulnerable to the onslaught of time and weather.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|v||To be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures), or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.||All|
|The Accra Restaurant That’s Inside an Airplane||2019||183.4km||site_ao|
|Black Star Square||2018||184.7km||site_ao|
|The Mecca of West Africa||2017||314.5km||site_ao|
|School of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)||30.9km||site_brutalism|
|Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions||1979||168.2km||site_whs|
About the source: UNESCO
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