Cape Coast Castle

mardi 19 février 2019
par  Webmaster
popularité : 2%

Cape Coast Castle was built 1665, it was originally built for Dutch, Portuguese and British slave traders. It’s one of 60 different castles and forts established during slavery times in Ghana. Elmina Castle is the biggest castle of them all. Cape Coast Castle was built by the Swedish king so they were the initial landlords of the castle. But now it’s the Ghanean government. It was mostly used for the triangular trade system, to store slaves and to auction them to potential buyers. Slaves would either be sent to North and South America on Liverpool and Bristol ships. Cape Coast used to be the capital city before it was moved to Accra when Ghana claimed its independence. Most of the time, slaves would either be auctioned in the US, the West Indies or at the castle. In the castle, they used to rape women and when a woman resisted, they would throw her in the dungeon. All around, we had a very interesting visit of Cape Coast castle, the most interesting part of the visit was when we visited the dungeons of the slaves.


Portfolio

JPEG - 107.4 ko JPEG - 84.4 ko

Agenda

<<

2019

 

<<

Septembre

 

Aujourd’hui

LuMaMeJeVeSaDi
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456
Aucun évènement à venir les 6 prochains mois

Statistiques

Dernière mise à jour

mardi 17 septembre 2019

Publication

462 Articles
16 Albums photo
14 Brèves
16 Sites Web
59 Auteurs

Visites

450 aujourd’hui
553 hier
647254 depuis le début
14 visiteurs actuellement connectés