Introducing a documentary by local film maker NASTI.
Discovering The Legacies Of Slavery: The Role Of The Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project – NRNEWS
Professor Engmann a Ghanaian professor at the Stanford University in the United States of America was persuaded to undertake the project when she discovered why she bears a Danish name, Engmann which is inscribed on one of the cenotaphs at the Christiansborg castle at Osu in Accra Ghana. Professor Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann discovered that she is a direct descendant of the then Danish Governor Cal Gustav Engmann who was championing the sale of captive slaves in the 17th [...]
It is often said that, a people who do not know where they are coming from, would certainly not know where they are going. This saying is true for many especially people of the African descent, who as a result of cultural acculturation brought about by colonisation, have become oblivious of their true identity. CAHP studies the history and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade in the context of the Christiansborg Castle also known as the Osu Castle in [...]
Professor Rachel Ama Engmann, a respected archaeologist of Ghanaian-Osu descent, has underscored the profound significance of art, painting, and photography in preserving and safeguarding cultural heritage across nations. In her view, the domains of art, painting, and photography remain potent instruments capable of capturing moments, history, and heritage, thereby providing inspiration to future generations. She emphasized that safeguarding a nation’s cultural heritage stands as a fundamental pillar for fostering unity within the country, enhancing national cohesion, and invigorating the [...]
The Director of Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP), Professor Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann explains that the excavation of archeological artifacts over the last nine years at Osu castle can benefit tourism in the area. The government initiative to convert the castle to a museum would attract tourists. It would be a vibrant resource to showcase the historical journey of Ghana with the Danish, the Europeans and the British during the pre and the post-slavery periods. Professor Engmann stated that [...]
Rachel Engmann talks with Odeefuo News about the Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project.
With support from the Osu community, CAHP is breaking down barriers in the areas of archeology and education. The project is also serving as a source of employment for the youth. Presently more than 30 community members are employed. The excavation is unearthing the history of the Danish Transatlantic Slave Trade, British Colonialism, and post-independence Ghana at Osu Castle. Over nine years over 180,000 artifacts have been unearthed. A library has been established. Its purpose is to help children [...]
The Director of Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP), Professor Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann has said, the excavation of the Archeological artifacts at the Osu Castle would go a long way to boost Ghana’s tourism sector. According to her, the ongoing excavation at the Osu Castle, would not only help to re-write a country’s history through the discovery of artifacts of the remains of early occupants but would in a way open the country to tourists to know the historical [...]
The Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP) is engaged in a project to paint the walls of Osu castle with depictions of Ghanaian history and culture. 10 ancestral homes have so far been selected. The paintings depict warriors, scholars, physicians, steel workers, fishermen and fishmongers, food vendors, and tailors, and others. Prof. Engmann stated that preserving the cultural heritage of the country was an essential cultural base that can enhance the cohesion of the nation. It will boost tourism and [...]
Critical Heritage Scholar, Practitioner and the Director of the Christianborg Archeological Heritage Project, Professor Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann made the call to the government to speed up the conversion of Osu Castle to a museum. she explained that over 180,000 artifacts are already available for display. Full article HERE