Great Zimbabwe Monument

Great Zimbabwe Monument

Great Zimbabwe Monument is a medieval city in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo.

It was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country’s Late Iron Age.

Construction of the monument began in the 11th century and continued until the 15th century. The stone city spans an area of 7.22square kilometeres which at its peak could have housed 18 000 people.

The name contains dzimba, the shona term for “houses” The ruins at Great Zimbabweare some of the oldest and the largest structures located in Southern Africa. The ruins are built entirely of stone.

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