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200 years old slave gun used by the Portuguese in killing slaves in Ghana

A guy who is thought to be a caretaker at Osu Castle has showed the public a rare 200-year-old slave rifle used by the Portuguese to murder slaves in Ghana.

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in 1471, followed by other Europeans, including the British, who were drawn to the region by gold, ivory, and lumber, and then by the lucrative slave trade.

England, Portugal, and Denmark all battled for the business, building fortifications along the coast that have become tourist magnets. Ghana became the center of European operations in West Africa because of its gold and accessible coastline.

And the gun, which many Africans did not have access to at the time, was one of the weapons they utilized in their battle for domination.

According to the man who was showing some visitors the gun in the video below, it is kept in the Osu Castle's depository.

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