Historical Fiction

Ashanti architecture

The images below are apparently of Ashanti architecture, from Kumasi, the capital and neighbouring towns.

I am a huge fan of photos like these. Look how clean the environs are, look at the meticulous work of these buildings. I can’t forget randomers arguing that Africans never had multi-storey buildings before colonial destruction when I stumble upon such images.

Head over to the Historum forum to see more images and information on this architecture.


  1. Oh, I love these, especially the relief-work on the priest’s house (and the other similar ones on the Historum link). Do you know how that would have been done? Applying mouldings on top, or carving away from a flat surface?

    1. I’m not sure how the relief-work would have been done but I’m leaning towards the mouldings.

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