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This is Fort aan de Jisperweg, one of several forts of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, a UNESCO site, that are located within another UNESCO site, the Beemster Polder!!
Unlike it's counterpart at Cape Coast Castle, the Door of No Return at Elmina remains the same size that it was when first designed. It is approximately 1 foot wide and 4 feet high, forcing the slaves into single file and stooped as they exited the castle into the bright daylight beyond (This would've temporarily blinded them as they wouldn't have seen full sunlight for a few months). Someone half blind and on their knees is much easier to herd into a boat.
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