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Cape Coast Castle is a fortification in %20%20%20The%20Republic%20of%20Ghana%20is%20a%20nation%20of%20Africa%2C%20specifically%20West%20Africa%20within%20Sub-Saharan%20Africa.%20... Ghana. The first timber construction on the site was erected in %20%20%20%20%20%20Events%20%20February%202%20-%20New%20Amsterdam%20(later%20renamed%20New%20York%20City)%20is%20incorporated.%20... 1653 for the %20%20%20The%20Kingdom%20of%20Sweden%20(%20%20Swedish%3A%20Konungariket%20Sverige%20%20%20%26%23160%3Blisten%3F)%20is%20a%20%20%20Nordic%20country%20in%20%20%20Scandinavia%2C%20in%20%20%20Northern%20Europe.%20... Swedish Africa Company and named Carolusburg after King %20%20%20Charles%20X%20or%20Karl%20X%20Gustav%20(1622-Sweden%2C%20son%20of%20John%20Casimir%2C%20Margrave%20of%20Pfalz-Zweibr%5CxFCcken%2C%20and%20Catherine%2C%20sister%20of%20Gustavus%20Adolphus%2C%20was%20born%20at%20the%20Castle%20of%20Nyk%5CxF6ping%20on%20November%208%2C%201622.%20... Charles X. It was later on rebuilt in stone. In %20%20%20%20%20%20Events%20%20March%2012%20-%20New%20Jersey%20becomes%20a%20colony%20of%20Britain.%20... 1664 it was conquered by the British and was extensively rebuilt by the Committee of Merchants in the late 18th century. In %20%20%20%20%20Events%20%20January%2015%20-%20University%20of%20Notre%20Dame%20receives%20its%20charter%20from%20Indiana.%20... 1844, it became the seat of the Government of the %20%20This%20article%20resolves%20the%20various%20uses%20of%20the%20name%20Gold%20Coast.%20... Gold Coast.


The Castle was built for the trade in timber and gold, later it was used in the %20%20%20%20%20%20%20The%20Atlantic%20slave%20trade%20was%20the%20capture%20and%20transport%20of%20black%20%20%20Africans%20into%20%20%20bondage%20and%20%20%20servitude%20in%20the%20%20%20New%20World.%20... transatlantic slave trade. The Castle, or Castle and Dungeon, to give it its official name, was first restored in the %20%20%20Centuries%3A%2019th%20century%20-%2020th%20century%20-%2021st%20century%20Decades%3A%201870s%201880s%201890s%201900s%201910s%20-%201920s%20-%201930s%201940s%201950s%201960s%201970s%20Years%3A%201920%201921%201922%201923%201924%201925%201926%201927%201928%201929%20Referred%20to%20as%20the%20Roaring%2020%5Cs.%20%20%20%20... 1920s by the British Public Works Department. In %20%20%201957%20was%20a%20%20%20common%20year%20starting%20on%20Tuesday%20(link%20will%20take%20you%20to%20calendar).%20%20%20... 1957, when Ghana became independent, it passed under the care of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB). In the early %20%20%20%20%20%20%20Events%20and%20trends%20%20Technology%20%20Explosive%20growth%20of%20the%20%20%20Internet%3B%20decrease%20in%20the%20cost%20of%20%20%20computers%20and%20other%20technology%20Reduction%20in%20size%20and%20cost%20of%20%20%20mobile%20phones%20leads%20to%20a%20massive%20surge%20in%20their%20popularity%20%20%20Year%202000%20problem%20(commonly%20known%20as%20Y2K)%20%20%20Microsoft%20Windows%20operating%20system%20becomes%20virtually%20ubiquitous%20on%20%20%20IBM... 1990s the building was restored by the Ghanaian Government, with funds from the %20%20%20%20The%20United%20Nations%2C%20or%20UN%2C%20is%20an%20%20%20international%20organization%20made%20up%20of%20191%20%20%20states%20established%20in%20%20%201945.%20... United Nations' Development Program (UNDP), USAID, the %20%20%20%20%20%20%20The%20%5CSmithsonian%20castle%2C%5C%20as%20seen%20through%20the%20garden%20gate.%20%20%20... Smithsonian Institution and other %20%20%20A%20non-governmental%20organization%20(NGO)%20is%20an%20organization%20which%20is%20not%20a%20part%20of%20a%20government.%20... NGOs.


Other Ghanian Slave Castles include the Portugese foundation of Elmina Castle, Danish Christiansborg Castle and Fort Saint Jago.


Sources

  • Brempung Osei-Tutu, African American reactions to the restoration of Ghana's 'slave castles'. Public Archaeology 3/4, 2004, 195-204. ISSN 1465-5187.

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Cape Coast - Wikipedia (220 words)
Cape Coast ist die Hauptstadt der Central Region von Ghana.
Von 1664 bis 1877 war Cape Coast die Hauptstadt dieser Kolonie und der Sitz des britischen Gouverneurs.
Ein wichtiges Monument der Stadt ist Cape Coast Castle, zunächst als Handelsstützpunkt gegründet, dann Ausgangspunkt für die Verschiffung des Großteils der Sklaven in die "Neue Welt".
Cape Coast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (272 words)
Cape Coast, or Cabo Corso, is the capital of the Central Region of Ghana, located by the Gulf of Guinea.
Cape Coast is the seat of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana's leading university in teaching and research.
Cape Vars, as it is popularly called, is one of the very few universities in the world that lies on a sea front, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
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