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" The most dreadful of the Ashanti festivals, Bantama, or ' death-wake,' now approached. The king went early in the morning of February 5th, to Bantama, where the remains of his deceased predecessors were preserved in a long building, approached by a gallery,... "
The Siege of Kumassi - Page 72
by Mary Alice Young Hodgson (Lady.) - 1901 - 365 pages
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The Tshi-speaking Peoples of the Gold Coast of West Africa: Their Religion ...

Alfred Burdon Ellis - Akan language - 1887 - 343 pages
...Ramseyer and Kiihne. They say : * " The most dreadful of the Ashanti festivals, Bantama, or ' death-wake,' now approached. The king went early in the morning...richly ornamented coffins, each being surrounded by that which had given him most pleasure during his life. On this occasion every skeleton was placed...
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