The mausoleum designed by Don Arthur houses the mortal remains 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.
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Kwame Nkrumah. It is dedicated to him for his outstanding campaign to liberate Ghana by then Gold Coast from colonial rule in 6th March, The entrance to the site is from the 28th February High Street just along the coast from Independence Square.
It has a total surface area of approximately 5. The mausoleum provides a front for the statue of Nkrumah whereas the museum is subterranean and does not compete with the mausoleum for attention. Rhythm, contrast and harmony were the main principles of design used in this building. Nkrumah was overthrown by military government in , after ruling for 9 years.
He then went to exile in the Republic of Guinea. He fell ill and died in Bucharest, Romania when seeking medical treatment. With Nkrumah dead, the Arican Students Union in London feared that, the total emancipation of Africa has come to a dead end. This marked the beginning of the Nkrumah Mausoleum Monument. After 20 years of his death, Dr. Some of these pictures of Dr. Nkrumah with some of the most famous people of his time is an eye opener. The body is buried under a catafalque raised in the centre of the park.
Each spring has seven bare-chested, squatting statuettes of flute blowers, who seem to welcome the arrival of world leaders and other important personalities.
The design of the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, which represents swords turned upside down symbolizes peace. It can also be viewed as an uprooted tree to signify the unfinished work of Dr. Nkrumah to totally unite Africa. Sign in. Log into your account. Forgot your password? Password recovery. Recover your password. Get help. Contact us: info [ ] touringghana. Festivals in Ghana. Ecotourism in Ghana. Volta Region.
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park Tours
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Kwame Nkrumah Park and Mausoleum