UNESCO’s General History of Africa [full documentary series]

Episode 14 – The Golden Stool

This episode deals with the history of the Asante kingdom which still exists to this day. According to the Asante legend, the High Priest Okomfo Anokye caused the Golden Stool to descend from the sky and land on the lap of the 1st Asante King, Osei Tutu. The Golden Stool marked the beginning of the Asante kingdom, and if the stool should ever be destroyed so would the kingdom. The British colonial invaders even fought a war with the Asante in order to gain possession of the stool in what became known as the War of the Golden Stool.

10 thoughts

  1. This looks amazing…thanx for the links…..years ago I was in Mali and learned about Mansa Musa….since then I have tried to keep up with the history of Africa especially the Sahel region….chuq

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