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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we travel to Elmina Castle in Ghana, where at one time, 30,000 Africans per year were forced through before they were taken across the world as part of the trans-Atlantic trade in enslaved people.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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