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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit a hospital courtyard in Kumasi, Ghana, where you’ll find the strength of the Asante people: the sword of Okomfo Anokye, planted in the ground over 300 years ago.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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