GREAT ZIMBABWE RUINS TRAVEL

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An Ancient, Cultured People Lived Here

THE biggest example of ancient architecture south of the Great Pyramids can be found at Great Zimbabwe, the "house of stones" built by a once great and prosperous high culture.
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Once thought to be the site of the legendary Mines of King Solomon, these ruins have long been the inspiration of adventurers and treasure hunters. Today, they act as both a testimony to a thousand-year-old civilization, and the proud symbol of a new country.

This World Heritage Site covers an area of over 700 hectares, and is the largest of the 150 stone settlements in Zimbabwe and the most significant ruins in sub-Saharan Africa. It is also an awe-inspiring sight.

Although many myths and legends once abounded about the origins of Great Zimbabwe, there is irrefutable proof that this was the royal court of the Shona kings until the 15th century. At the height of this dynasty, there were some 20 000 subjects whose influence spread far and wide, trading in gold and ivory and farming with cattle, sheep and goats. These medieval city-state dwellers expressed themselves graciously in art .


























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