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The Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project
Osu, Accra, Ghana

Welcome to the Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP), a study of Christiansborg Castle (today, known as Osu Castle), one of Ghana’s most important heritage sites. Over the years, Christiansborg Castle has served several important functions: a trading entrepôt during the trans-Atlantic slave trade; the seat of colonial government administration; and latterly, the Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana.

Today, ‘The Castle’, as it is locally known, is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project is a community-based project. Since 2014 a team of Ghanaian researchers, including Osu community members, professors and students, has worked together to learn more about the history of the castle, particularly the people who lived and worked there.

Discover more about the Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project by visiting The Site, The Project, Research and News where we will have regular updates on our progress and share our stories.

Read about the community and also the educational contributions we are making by visiting Community Engagement.

You can also learn more about the people and organizations who have helped us by visiting Supporters.

Lastly, please Contact Us should you wish to learn more, participate or support our project.

Thank you,
Prof. Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann
Director

Osu Castle - The Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project Osu, Accra, Ghana

The Site

Osu Castle - Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project

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Contact Us
Stanford University
French Embassy Ghana
Wenner-Gren Foundation
Joukowsky Family Foundation
The British High Commission Accra
Danish Maritime Museum
Danish National Archives
The British National Archives
The Whiting Foundation
Rapaport Foundation
Egality Law Ghana
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