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Shocking Discovery: Kwahu People’s Ancestral Home Revealed to be Older than Jesus Christ Himself

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A 52-acre land, known as the Abetifi Stone Age Park, is now open to tourists who want to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Kwahu people in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The park sits on the site of an ancestral home dating over 12,500 years old.

Ben Addo, an indigene of Abetifi, founded the Park after the Archaeology Department of the University of Ghana confirmed the results of an excavation at the site through carbon dating. Before its development, the land was a refuse dump.

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Addo, who lived in Germany for 25 years, discovered the site during a holiday visit to Abetifi with his family. There, he met Dr. Wattson, the Head of the Archaeology Department of UG, who was conducting archaeological excavations at the Bosompra caves. In 2013, Dr. Wattson wrote to Addo, informing him that carbon dating on the artefacts found at the Bosompra Caves indicated that people lived at the site over 10,500 years before the birth of Jesus Christ.

Inspired by the findings, Addo decided to convert the site into a park that would tell the story of the Kwahu people and Ghana as a whole. He aims to build a museum that will serve as a curator of Ghanaian history, particularly that of the Kwahu people.

Addo commended the chiefs of Kwahu, particularly Kwahu Adontenhene and the Chief of Abetifi, for donating the land on which the Park sits. He said even though he initiated the project, it belongs to the whole people of Kwahu, and the park will help preserve the rich culture and history of the Kwahu people.

Kwahu has several tourist sites, including Oworobong Waterfalls, Bruku Rock, Afram River, Airjays, Mystical Cave, Echo Ravine/Padlock Rock, and Kwahu Aduamaoh Fort.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched the Park and appealed to Ghanaians to stop dumping refuse at tourist attraction centers in the country. He commended Addo for converting the refuse dump site into a park that will help tell the history of the Kwahu people.

The President encouraged the people of Kwahu to own and protect the park, saying that government will make necessary contributions to its development. He also urged chiefs to help protect the environment, explaining that eco-tourism contributes significantly to many economies in Africa.

The Kwahu people are known for their resistance to the Ashanti Empire’s expansion and their ability to guard their land. The name “Kwahu” has several dramatic explanations of its origin, one of which is that it means “Go and die!” – a name given to a tribe that barricaded itself on a high ridge overlooking the Afram River.

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