Great Zimbabwe


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Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe

n
(Placename) See Zimbabwe2

Great′ Zimbab′we


n.
a complex of stone ruins discovered c1870 in Rhodesia, probably built by a Bantu people, and dating between the 9th and 15th centuries a.d.
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In his book Collapse: How societies choose to fail or survive, Jared Diamond writes movingly about the collapse of the Anasazi and Cahokia, the Mayan cities of Central America, and the Great Zimbabwe in Africa.
Daniel Mugabe was waiting for his first customers of the day amid the 1,000-year-old ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the former capital of one of the greatest African kingdoms.
The white government of Rhodesia didn't want to show that the indigenous tribes were able to develop such a civilization, so they put pressure on the scientists to assert that Arab traders or Phoenicians built Great Zimbabwe.
Interviews with the teachers indicated that their schools regularly visit cultural heritage sites such as the Great Zimbabwe Ruins and the National Museum of Zimbabwe.
The Great Zimbabwe Hydro Power Company, a joint venture of ZOL and New Planet of South Africa, is now carrying out a feasibility study on a 5MW mini hydropower generation facility to be set up at Lake Mutirikwi.
He said a total of 148 students from the University of Zimbabwe, Chinoyi University, Harare Institute of Technology, National University of Science and Technology, Great Zimbabwe University and Midland State University were among those affected by the problem.
The televised event was replete with thousands of guests, dozens of balloons, a band, poetry reading and giant cakes, including one in the shape of Africa and a 203-pound edible replica of the Great Zimbabwe ruins.
Recently, my friend Ian Gibson, a great Zimbabwe professional hunter with vast experience, was killed by an elephant.
The kingdom flourished circa 1075-1220, long before the first European colonists set foot in Africa, and despite its location in what is now South Africa, it was one of the precursors of Great Zimbabwe.
The days when I could have traveled all the way from Alexandria to Great Zimbabwe, making just one phone call back to my family in the entire eight months that I was away, and when I relied on the vagaries of poste restantes along the way to bring me occasional updates about what was going on back in the UK may seem as much a part of ancient history now as the days when the Hittites inscribed their life stories on clay tablets.
Kudzai Chinyoka is a lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University in the Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Foundations, and teaching Educational Psychology to both B.