Rachel Engmann introduces the archaeological dig at Osu Castle.
A United States-based Ghanaian archaeological professor has started the fifth stage of a project to document the artifacts and heritage information about the Christiansborg Castle. Prof. Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, who is leading the Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project, said the exercise had become necessary because the country relied mostly on oral tradition which could be distorted. Source: GRAPHIC ONLINE Read the article
The Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project, led by Professor Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, has collected 1,800 artifacts in the Osu Castle to educate the public on occurrences during the Danish-Gold Coast slave trade period. The artifacts, including Bristo Schweppes bottles and bottles of mineral water, cowries, beads, writing slates, mugs and saucers, smoking pipes and simple farm tools like hoes, were believed to be items the Danish colonial masters and their servants used while residing at the Castle. The Project, [...]