Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

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Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is located in Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
Location within Ghana
Established1 July 1992 (1992-07-01)
LocationAccra,Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
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 memorial complex was dedicated in 1992, and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds in Accra.[2]

The mausoleum, designed by Don Arthur, houses the bodies of Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah.

The building is meant to represent an upside down sword, which in 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 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.

The mausoleum is surrounded by water, a symbol of life.

A video of the mausoleum can be found here.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Ghana at www.odyssei.com.
  2. ^ Hess, Janet (2000). "Imagining Architecture: The Structure of Nationalism in Accra, Ghana". Africa Today. 47: 35–58 – via JSTOR.

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