With their advanced weapons and based on a central authority, they easily invaded and occupied the lands of the local people ruled by the Tendamba (land god priests), established themselves as the rulers over the locals, and made Gambaga their capital.14th century medieval ewer looted from the Ashanti Empire in 1896 by British forces.Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana's current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast.
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The ewer was originally made for the court of Richard II. Historians are unsure how it came to reside with the Ashanti Empire in good condition after 500 years.
Early European contact by the Portuguese people, who came to the Gold Coast region in the 15th century to trade and then established the Portuguese Gold Coast (Costa do Ouro), focused on the extensive availability of gold.
Five percent of the population practices traditional faiths, 71.2% adhere to Christianity and 17.6% are Muslim.