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We followed our guide down into the main mens dungeon. The floor was very steep and incredibly slippery, worn smooth by the number of people who had walked in. It was very difficult to walk back out this entrance as there are no stairs.
Cape Coast Castle was a very desirable and strategic location for any European power seeking access to the slave trade from West Africa. As the main conduit of slaves traded from the Ashanti, that country which held Cape Coast had the best access to the lucrative trade. As a result, it often came under attack from rival countries who would lay siege to the castle from the sea in an attempt to take it.
A porthole through which guards would keep an eye on the slaves in the corridor below being filed from the dungeon through to the Door of No Return where they would be rowed out to the awaiting ships.
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