Fort Amsterdam, Abandze, GhanaYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This Dutch fort sits atop a hill overlooking Abandze, a small fishing village in Central Ghana. It was constructed in the early 1680s over the earlier English Fort Kormantin and may incorporate parts of this previous fort therein. The Dutch West India Company captured Kormantin from the English in a major battle in 1665 as part of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. It was sacked by an Ashanti army in 1806 and abandoned soon thereafter. The ruins of Fort Amsterdam were repaired in the 1950s and 1970s and was the focus of University of Ghana/University of Rochester archaeology and engineering field schools in 2018 and 2019.
This model is a highly decimated version of a detailed “heritage grade” photogrammetry model but has high-poly normals and occlusion texture layers transfered to enhance its appearance.