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The Asante Empire

The Asante Empire (1701–1957) was an Akan empire and kingdom in what is now modern-day Ghana.

Map of Asante
Map of the Asante Region

The rise of the early Akan centralized states can be traced to the 13th century and may be related to the opening of trade routes established to move gold throughout the region. Aside from the stools which have been mentioned above, the Asante are best known for their other royal arts, which include lost-wax cast gold jewelry, brass gold weights and other decorated objects.


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