Just noticed that the Ghana Gold Coast forts are officially named "Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions", but that none of the forts of Greater Accra (or of the Volta region for that matter) are inscribed...
Have only just noticed this from Khuft of 6 months ago.
Yes something is definitely "wrong".
The UNESCO Web site lists 11 locations (34-001 to 34-011) on its "maps tab"
We have only recognised 8 in our entry/map
Yet the UNESCO description states " the property consists of three Castles (Cape Coast, St. George's d'Elmina and Christiansborg at Osu, Accra), 15 Forts (Good Hope at Senya Beraku; Patience at Apam; Amsterdam at Abandzi; St. Jago at Elmina; San Sebastian at Shama; Metal Cross at Dixcove; St. Anthony at Axim; Orange at Sekondi; Groot Fredericksborg at Princesstown; William (Lighthouse) at Cape Coast; William at Anomabu; Victoria at Cape Coast; Ussher at Usshertown, Accra; James at Jamestown, Accra and Apollonia at Beyin), four Forts partially in ruins (Amsterdam at Abandzi; English Fort at British Komenda; Batenstein at Butre; Prinzensten at Keta), four ruins with visible structures (Nassau at Mouri; Fredensborg at Old Ningo; Vredenburg at Dutch Komenda; Vernon at Prampram and Dorothea at Akwida) and two sites with traces of former fortifications (Frederiksborg at Amanful, Cape Coast and Augustaborg at Teshie, Accra)."
so 3 castles, 15 forts, 4 forts "partially in ruins" and 2 "sites with traces" = 24 locations
The provinces of Greater Accra and Volta (at least Prinzensten) thus gain "representation"!
We don't have an original nomination Document and the AB evaluation of 1979 criticises the inventory of sites and asks for more information - yet it still seems to have been inscribed
Much, much later in 1998 the "State of Conservation Report" - https://whc.unesco.org/archive/repcom98.htm#sc34
- states as follows -
"The Forts and Castles of Ghana, as inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1979, consist of three castles, 15 forts in a relatively good condition, ten forts in ruins and seven sites with traces of former fortifications. All sites are protected monuments in the custody of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB), with the exception of James Fort, Accra and Fort William, Anomabu, which are still being used as prisons.
So - 3 Castles, 15 forts in "relatively good condition", 10 forts "in ruins", 7 "with traces" = 35 locations!!!!!!
To make things even more "complicated" I found this page from "UNESCO GHana" and it lists 28 locations!!!! But at least it provides an inventory of them which the "35 list" does not, so perhaps it is the best one to use?? http://unescoghana.org/museums-and-heritage-sites/
A slight "worry"/surprise is the extent to which other sites on the Web don't seem to recognise that some of these castles/forts are UNESCO inscribed!! If one takes Osu Castle (aka Christianborg). This is an important building which was once the seat of government of Ghana. Yet neither the Wiki article on it nor the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board make ANY mention that it is UNESCO inscribed!!!!https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osu_Castlehttp://www.ghanamuseums.org/forts/fort-christianburg.php
If we do accept these additions including Osu, then we need to add a Connection for "Located in a Capital city" for this WHS