Ruins

Chisvingo Ruins are located in the Masembura Communal Lands in Mashonaland. The name comes from the...
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The San rock art paintings nearby are underneath an overhang that looks like a giant granite...
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 Bumbusi dry-stone walling National MonumentBuilt in the same style as Great Zimbabwe and...
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Dr. Hans Sauer in Ex Africa published by Geoffrey Bles in 1937 and reprinted by Books of Rhodesia...
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Evidence from excavations carried out on site show there has been occupation from hunter-gatherer...
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On Google Maps from an eye altitude of 1.7KM the enclosure circles and terracing are clearly...
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 Archaeologists say terraces are the most characteristic of Nyanga ruins and there are...
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The single enclosure of the Fort has all the typical features described for an Nyangwe Fort and...
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The main features are the thick, high walls of large, close fitting, blocks of stone forming...
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The number of pit structures that have been found is estimated to number into many hundreds. They...
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Peter Garlake reminds us that that stone enclosures, such as we see at Tsindi Hill, served a...
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Luanze was the site of an important trading fair, called a feira, which was established in the 1580...
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Great Zimbabwe is undoubtedly sub-Saharan Africa’s largest and most imposing early dry-stone...
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 As the visitor approaches the southern side of the building, the elaborate and highly...
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BackgroundGreat Zimbabwe between 1300 to 1500AD was the largest settlement in sub-Saharan Africa,...
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DescriptionThe main building is made up of two large platforms, the western one covering 900 square...
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Below is a general map at 1:250,000 scale showing the principal places of interest referred to in...
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Local Budya people believe the ruins were built and occupied in the 1600’s by Makate, a man...
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