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Mystery Stone

Larabanga, Ghana

Location Guide

The story of the Mystery Stone is that a stone was in the way of a road, and every time they moved it, it came back to its original position. It was taken progressively further away, and always came back, eventually the road had to be diverted to go around it.

Most people say this is the stone, however some maps show it located some way to the north of Mole Park, this may just be an error, a variant version or perhaps there are two of them.

This stone is a flat, rounded stone that sits on a smaller squire stone looking like a table.

When I arrived I jumped out of the 4WD and took a few photos while the guide/driver turned around. This proved to have been a good idea as a number of people appeared from nearby shade to stand in front of the stone, I think then wanting payment to get out of the way.

The Mystery Stone

If you are visiting the Larabanga Mosque nearby you might as well see the stone, otherwise there is nothing here of any significance to see.

Location: Mystery Stone, Larabanga, Northern Ghana

Map Reference: Country/region: Ghana

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Getting there: On a road out of Larabanga towards the Wa Hippo Sanctuary, not far from Mole Park in northern Ghana.

Access: On the side of the road
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Nearby Locations: Larabanga Mosque
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Page Ref: mystery_stone

Classification: Heritage

Date Updated: 01/2009


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