Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

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Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
Memorial to Kwame Nkrumah in Accra
Kwame Nkrumah's grave inside the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial in Accra

The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park is located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana.

It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah.[1]

The mausoleum designed by Don Aurthur, houses the body of Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah, it is meant to represent an upside down sword which in the Akan culture is a symbol of peace. The mausoleum is clad from top to bottom with Italian marble, with a black star at its apex to symbolize unity. The interior of the Mausoleum boasts marble flooring and a mini mastaba looking marble grave marker surrounded by river washed rocks.

A skylight at the top in the Mausoleum illuminates the grave, and at the right time, seems to reflect off the marble further emphasizing that beauty many have come to fall in love with.

The Mausoleum is surrounded by water which is a symbol of life. Its presence conveys a sense of immortality for the name Nkrumah. It shows that even in death he lives on in the hearts and minds of generations here and generations yet to come.

A video of the mausoleum can be found here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Ghana at www.odyssei.com.

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Coordinates: 5°32′40″N 0°12′10″W / 5.54444°N 0.20278°W / 5.54444; -0.20278