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The Capital of the Queen of Sheba

In its prime, from around 1200 to 1550, Great Zimbabwe was home to about 10,000 people. The state covered 1,779 acres, more than twice the area of New York’s Central Park. UNESCO, the UN’s cultural body, declared it a world heritage site in 1986. At independence in 1980 Robert Mugabe renamed Rhodesia Zimbabwe (roughly ‘house of stone’) after the site. Yet it is far less visited, or understood, than Machu Picchu, say, or Egypt’s pyramids.”

Click here for the cool interactive feature; stay for the fascinating article. And if you’re really interested in the subject of medieval African history, this is a delightful read.



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